La Laguna lived yesterday, Holy Thursday, one of the great days of Holy Week, with the beginning of the Easter Triduum and the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. The proclaimed day of Fraternal Love, in which, in addition to the processions, the faithful also came to admire the Eucharistic monuments in the temples, which have a long tradition in the municipality. In addition, the Board of Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods (JHC) organized, in the morning, a food collection in the Plaza de la Catedral.
The Easter Triduum began with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the Cathedral, at 6:00 p.m., presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese, Bernardo Álvarez. The Eucharist included the foot-washing ceremony, which the bishop himself performed for a group of men and women from the brotherhood of the Blessed Sacrament, a gesture of service and dedication to others like the one Jesus did at the Last Supper. At its end, the Reserve of the Blessed Sacrament was carried out in the Monument.
Then, at around 8:00 p.m., on another cold lagoon night and with a large audience waiting, the passage of the Holy Supper, composed of Jesus, an image by Rodríguez de la Oliva, and the 12 apostles, by Antonio de Orbarán, left the Cathedral. , forming a set “of the oldest in the Canary Islands”, explained from the JHC. The passage was accompanied by the brotherhood of the Blessed and its penitential section.
Meanwhile, from the parish of Santo Domingo, at 7:30 p.m., the steps of the Holy Christ of Humility and Patience, “which is also known as the Man of Sorrows, one of the most peculiar iconographies in lagoon religious sculpture”, pointed out from the JHC, as well as that of Our Lady of Solitude, “which has a special feeling for the lagoons.” Both steps, upon reaching the Plaza de la Catedral, joined the procession of the Holy Supper. In addition, the procession of the Cristo del Calvario was held yesterday from San Lázaro, “which is the only complete Calvary procession in the Canary Islands.”
The program continued with the early morning procession of the Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna, which left its sanctuary at 04:00 today, and continues with that of the Lignum Crucis and Nuestra Señora de la Piedad, at 11:00 from La Concepción; the Christ of the Anointing, Our Lady of Greater Pain, Holy Men, Saint John and Saint Mary Magdalene, at 11:50 am from Santo Domingo; the Santísimo Cristo Difunto, at 4:15 p.m. from Santo Domingo, and the emblematic Magna procession with its 24 steps, at 5:00 p.m. from the Cathedral. Good Friday concludes with the procession of Silence, at 10:00 p.m. from the Cathedral.