The Royal, Illustrious, Venerable and Ancient Sacramental Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Nazarene, Holy Mary of Greater Pain and Holy Sepulcher has held a funeral march on Good Friday in Marbella, with which the Yacente has been moved through the main streets of the city accompanied by the Band of bugles and drums of the Tercio de la Legión.
The departure took place at 9:00 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, where the Brotherhood House is located, with a procession that has been composed of 100 Nazarenes, 60 bearers, 60 mantillas and the legionnaires and in which more than 300 people have participated, according to the elder brother, Juan Pedro Pérez.
As a novelty, he has indicated that this year there has been a performance by “one of the best arrow slits of the moment in Spain” such as Ana de Caro, who has sung to the Sacred Head both at the start and at the finish. Another of the peculiarities of this 2022 is that the recumbent confinement It has taken place in the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation and not in the Brotherhood House as in previous years, as Christ had “his canonical seat” in the Holy Temple.
Prior to departure, the Holy Lying Christ has been guarded by the members of the Squadron of the IV Third of the Legion, members of the Municipal Corporation, the State Security Forces and Corps, the Firefighters and Civil Protection in the incarnation after 12:00.
Later, at 7:30 p.m., the Governing Board, the picket line and the Legion’s war band have requested the permission for the use of the Banner of the city at the gates of the Town Hall, and then around 8:00 p.m. proceed to the solemn transfer of the Holy Lying Christ on the shoulders of the Legion Squadron from the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation to the Plaza del Santo Sepulcro, where he has been enthroned for his penitential station.
One of the “highest” moments of the processional passage has been the climb up Calle Ancha, the older brother has highlighted, usually “crowded with people in silence”, as well as his passage through the Official Tribune. Another of the stellar moments has been the running of the bulls, which this year has found with the throne of Our Lady of Solitude.
On the other hand the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Solitude has developed a march that has started at 9:30 p.m. from the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, with a “Very sober and solemn Virgin” and that has passed “in silence, without a music band and without a crown as a sign of mourning for the victims of the war in Ukraine”, according to the older sister, Isabel Mata.
The throne has been carried by 60 people and has had a procession of 70 mantillas and about 200 Nazarenes in a funeral march in which he has stood out “the sound of the pitchfork of the men of the throne”, mainly as it passes through Calle Virgen de los Dolores due to its narrowness.
Another of the most special moments of the procession has been the act that has been carried out inside the Church before the departure, where the first movement of the throne of the Virgin “It has become dark and only with the candles” of the invocation, being “a small scene with three life-size crossings”, Mata has underlined. During the running of the bulls, the Marbella Musical Band played “a funeral march” for the meeting of the mother with her son.