Mourning and rigor. The celebration of previous days diminish to give way to the silence for the death of Christ. All of the brotherhoods imbue into the sadness of the moment, which reaches its climax when the Sepulchre goes by the streets of the city. Moreover, it is a day of many ancient traditions, such as the walk up to the chapel located at the top of the Stations of the Cross mountain. The Virgen de Servitas will end the evening: as she goes by, lights are turned off. Everything is flooded by the silence, that is only broken by prayers of her devotees and the drums that accompany her.
3:50 PM The brotherhood Monte Calvario departs from La Victoria after having gone down from her chapel.
5:30 PM The Descendimiento goes by Paseo del Parque avenue.
6:30 PM Dolores de San Juan, in plaza de Arriola square, where the Hermanitas de la Cruz sing to her from lattice windows of their cloister.
7:15 PM The brotherhood Cofradía del Amor on Victoria Street.
8:30 PM The Piedad arrives to Ollerías street.
8:00: PM The Soledad de San Pablo crosses Aurora bridge.
10:30 PM The Sepulchre passes by Tribuna de los Pobres (Rostrum of the Poor).
10:30 PM Servitas
Ordination comes out in Dos Aceras street.
What is…THE ORDINATION OF SERVITAS?
Strictly speaking, Servitas is not a brotherhood, but a religious ordination that was founded during the Middle Ages in Florence. In Málaga, it was established in the seventeenth century. It has the privilege of close the processions of the Good Friday, and as not being a brotherhood, it don’t have to ask the consent or permission when going before the Official Rostrum.
According to Catholic tradition, Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence of meat. The most typical dish of the day is the so-called vegetable stew of vigil, traditionally made with chickpeas and cod, but spinach and cuttlefish can also be used. The only requirement is not to include any meat.
The parade of brotherhood Cofradía del Sepulcro is daunting. The body of the Lord is carried on a magnificent catafalque that
undulate to the sones of the funeral march of Chopin. The Sepulcro (Sepulchre) is the official brotherhood of the city. Therefore, in the procession parades around the banner of Málaga, which precedes the members of the local government and the authorities of the different institutions.