Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good Friday Procession in the port of Rome Civitavecchia

April 10, 2009: This is a glimpse of the famed annual Good Friday "Processione del Cristo Morto" (Procession of the Dead Christ) which is held each year in the port of Rome, Civitavecchia. The procession is hosted by the Archconfraternity of the Gonfalone and is led by the Bishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia. In traditional form the penitents wear hoods over their faces to maintain their anonymity. The marching band plays "Lacrime."

3 comments:

Nicholas Andrew Montgomery said...

They're playing my favorite Chopin piece! A Roma!

Anonymous said...

Totally The Godfather...

Fr. Paolo said...

Reminds me of the Holy week processions in Seville, Spain. Thanks for posting.