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Chieti – Good Friday Chieti – La Processione del Venerdì Santo

29 March @ 19:00 - 23:00 CET

Good Friday Chieti Abruzzo - La processione del Venerdì Santo

Abruzzo’s most famous Easter event on Good Friday is held in Chieti. It consists of an evening torch-lit procession that weaves in & out of its historic centre carrying the body of Christ that is accompanied by an orchestra that includes 100 violinists, and many children who play the ‘Miserere’, a 10-stanza melancholic piece the work of a C18th local composer Selecchy.

The procession is formed by members of the brotherhood, identifiable by the wearing of predominantly black which is framed by a gold satin cape to represent Mary’s mourning who lead the men and children from the 13 local church congregations.  Each congregation wears different coloured robes and the men are hooded as a means of protecting their personal mourning, grief, penance and prayers.  It’s an incredible event and worth viewing!

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29 March
19:00 - 23:00 CET
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Arciconfraternita del Sacro Monte dei Morti
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Piazza S. Giustino, 22
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