A short history of Alfaz’s Cross during Holy Week in the absence of usual processions

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The barely-recognisable beach area, credit: Pepa Devesa

COMMEMORATING Holy Week, Alfaz’s Culture department compiled a seven-page digital document on the town’s Santisimo Cristo del Buen Acierto patron.

In the absence of the usual processions, Un Cristo para un Pueblo has been at the centre of this year’s Easter celebrations, narrating how the carving of Christ on the Cross arrived in Alfaz in the mid-19th century.

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The document highlights the role of Pascual Baldo, a Carmelite monk born in Alfaz in 1807, in bringing the baroque carving to the town.  This was burnt during the Civil War a replica was commissioned from the sculptor Pio Mollar.

The short history includes photographs showing the Cross taken in procession on its 125th anniversary from Albir to Alfaz and another in 1997 when the carving had been restored.


 

 






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