The Holy Week of Villaviciosa continues year after year faithful to the inheritance of their elders and is one of the busiest in the east of Asturias.
We can sketch some lines to locate the tradition.
It was in the year 1668 when the "Brotherhood of the Holy Name of Jesus Nazareno" was founded in Villaviciosa, at the end of the 17th century there are already processional parades with two steps and it was at the beginning of the eighteenth when they were formed as Today we know them.
The two sacramental or auto sacramental representations that mark and give character to this Holy Week are precisely those of more tradition: "The Encounter" and "The Descent or Unlock".
We show you the calendar of events, liturgies and processions for this 2014.
SUNDAY OF RAMOS, APRIL 13
9,00 h. Blessing of the branches and Eucharist, in the Monastery of the Poor Clares.
12,00 h. Blessing of the bouquets, in the Plaza de Obdulio Fernández. Procession and Eucharist in the Parochial Church. In case of rain, the blessing of the bouquets will be celebrated in the Parish at 12,30 h.
MONDAY SANTO, 14 DE APRIL
20,00 h. Eucharist and concert Coral Chapel of the Tower, in the Church of the Poor Clares.
MARTES SANTO, 15 DE APRIL
20,00 h. Eucharist, in the Church of the Poor Clares.
21,30 h. Procession of Silence, from the Parochial Church.
WEDNESDAY SANTO, 16 DE APRIL
20,00 h. Eucharist, in the Church of the Monastery of the Poor Clares.
20,45 h. Accompaniment of the images, from the Parochial Church to the Plaza del Ancho, where the Sermon del Encuentro will take place.
THURSDAY SANTO, 17 DE APRIL
17,00 h. Eucharist of the Lord's Supper, in the Church of the Poor Clares.
19,00 h. Eucharist of the Lord's Supper, in the Parochial Church.
20,45 h. Procession of Calvary, from the Parochial Church.
23,00 h. Holy Hour, in the Church of the Monastery of the Poor Clares.
FRIDAY HOLY, APRIL 18
12,30 h. Liturgical celebration of the death of the Lord, in the Parochial Church.
16, 00 h. Liturgical celebration of the death of the Lord, in the Church of the Poor Clares.
20,00 h. Sermon del Desenclavo, before the Parochial Church. Next, Procession of the Holy Burial.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
8,00 h. Rosario de la Soledad, in the Parochial Church.
8,30 h. Procession of Solitude.
22,00 h. Easter Vigil, in the Parochial Church.
EASTER SUNDAY OF RESURRECTION, APRIL 20
11,00 h. Solemn Eucharist of Easter, in the church of the Monastery of the Poor Clares.
12,15 h. Procession of the Risen One with Mary, from the parish church. At the end, Solemn Easter Eucharist, in the parish church.
MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT OF THE PROCESSIONS
Holy Thursday and Good Friday: Band of cornets and drums "Stella maris" (Santander).
Good Friday: Band of horns and drums Prince Regiment No. 3 (La Belga, Siero).
Easter Sunday of Resurrection: Band of bagpipes from Villaviciosa "El Gaitero".