An Easter remembered

About a decade ago I spent a few days in Murcia over Easter - candle lit processions with haunting gypsy voices piercing the dark; hooded fingers carrying wooden sculptures telling the Easter story. Then the joy of Easter Sunday, rebirth. Then the Spring Festival. Farmers paraded their animals and showed off their agricultural prowess; young … Continue reading An Easter remembered

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Power and the Passion – Easter in Murcia

Sculpture by Francisco Salzillo. Please click image to see more photographs of Easter in Murcia As the bells strike 10 o'clock on Maundy Thursday night, the city of Murcia is plunged into total darkness. There's a roll of drums, the doors of the church of San Lorenzo burst open and men wearing purple cone-shaped hoods … Continue reading Power and the Passion – Easter in Murcia