Good Friday in Umbria

Though it’s almost 14 years I live in Umbria, I never witnessed a procession on Good Friday. Not being particularly religious it never crossed my mind. Yesterday we thought it would be about time we also participate. Glad I did! It is a very suggestive experience even for non religious people. The whole village turns up and many actively participate, also young people. My son thought it was very sad. I thought he talked about Christ being hung on the cross, but he meant the fires that destroyed nature….

I was clever enough to take my foto camera with me. The pictures speak for themselves.

– Posted by Saskia van der Bolt –

Lights were lit at many windows

Lights were lit at many windows

Christ receives support from his mother.

Christ receives support from his mother.

I never noticed this cross until yesterday

I never noticed this cross until yesterday

very suggestive

very suggestive

Christ's mother mourning for her son

Christ’s mother mourning for her son

2 thoughts on “Good Friday in Umbria

  1. Saskia, I love this. That final tableux is so moving. I find it hard to separate living and life in Italy from the Catholic faith. Raised a Catholic and being of Italian heritage the two are so closely linked. It’s wonderful though to hear the impressions of people like you seeing the religious elements of Italy from another perspective. Buona Pasqua e grazie! x

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