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Saturday, April 5, 2014

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA LENT-SEMANA SANTA PROCESSIONS: Childrens processions with all the ¨pomp, costumes,and solemnity of it all...


Holy Week in Guatemala: Antigua Guatemala Procession Images 


¨As I mentioned last Friday on my first post about Antigua Guatemala processions, there are a number of smaller processions carried out before the really big ones on Easter Weekend.  Out of the earlier ones, my favorite are definitely children’s processions.  They carry all the pomp, costumes, and solemnity of all the other ones, but in a “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” size.


I encountered this particular procession as it made its way around Parque Central.  The purple-robed guys are the traditional “cucuruchos“, of which you’ll see hundreds around town, eating, walking, and hanging out with their families until it’s time for their shift to carry the heavy “andas”, or religious platforms...¨ there is more, delightful reporting:

Thanks to UnWire/Me, Antigua, Guatemala
Thanks to Rich Polanco


St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA



The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate of Central America



St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala, All are welcome 
See welcome letter at the sidebar.

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister, St. Alban Mission.

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