The Procession Leaves La Merced and Tours Antigua.


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Good Friday, Antigua.  Copyright Michel Guntern

When the litter emerges from La Merced, everyone kneels and a prayer is said.

Incense burners march ahead of the flag-bearer and the Roman soldiers, but only the litter bearing the Christ and his cross can pass over the carpets.


Preparing the cinders

The Centurions march beside the float, and trumpets are sounded at the Station of the Cross. Here the procession stops, and a priest reads a religious message into a microphone. Station of the cross. Copyright Michel Guntern

The main procession takes nearly eight hours
to wind its way around the cobble-stone streets...

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