Easter Week 2013 – Programme of Events

The Representation of the Passion takes place in the Calle Grande on Good Friday

The Representation of the Passion takes place in the Calle Grande on Good Friday

FRIDAY 22 MARCH.  FRIDAY OF SORROWS

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir  (Adeje).

18:30 h. Holy Rosary.

19:00 h. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of Piety.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya).

19:00 h. Procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows with the Holy Rosary.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé).

21:00 h. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.

SATURDAY 23 MARCH. PALM SATURDAY.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje).

18:00 h. Celebration of the Eucharist.

22:00 h. Stations of the Cross with Christ of the Good Death, from the town cemetery to the Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir.

Church of Jesucristo Redentor (Callao Salvaje)

20:15 h. Celebration of the Eucharist.

SUNDAY 24 MARCH. PALM SUNDAY.

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime).

10:00 h. Procession of Palms and the Eucharist.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya).

12:00 h. Procession of Palms from the old Hermitage to the Parish church. On arrival Celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé).

12:30 h. Procession of Palms and the Eucharist.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir. (Adeje).

18:00 h. Procession of Palms from the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano to the Parish church.  On arrival Celebration of the Eucharist.

Church of San Sebastián.

18:00 h.Celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos).

19:00 h. Blessing of the Palms and the Eucharist followed by the Procession of Jesus to Pray at the Mount of Olives, to the Las Nieves hermitage.

MONDAY 25 MARCH: Holy Monday.

Chapel of Ntra. Sra. de la Esperanza (La Viña).

19:30 h  Confession.

20:00 h. Celebration of the Eucharist.

21:00 h. Procession of Jesus Captive and Our Lady of Hope.

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime).

18:00 h. Confession.

19:00 h. Stations of the Cross in the parish.

TUESDAY 26 MARCH. Holy Tuesday .

Parish of La Concepción de La Laguna (Cathedral).

11:00 h. Celebración de la Santa Misa Crismal.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir. (Adeje).

19:00 h. Confession.

19:30 h. Celebration of the Eucharist and the Reception of the Holy Oils.

20:00 h. Procession of the meeting of Jesus of Nazarety and the Holy Mother.

20:00 h. Theatre: “Good Friday”, Karl König. Teatro Tajina. Adeje Cultural Centre, free entrance.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco- la Hoya)

18:00 h. Stations of the Cross from Tijoco Bajo to La Hoya. Followed by Confession.

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH. HOLY WEDNESDAY

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje).

17:00 h. Confession.

18:00 h. Celebration of the Eucharist.

19:00 h. Procession of Our Lord of Humility and Patience to the Parish of Los Olivos. On arrival celebration of the Word of God (confessions will be heard during this time and afterwards), followed by the procession returning to the Santa Úrsula Mártir Parish church.

THURSDAY 28 MARCH. MAUNDY THURSDAY.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco- La Hoya).

16:00 h. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper.  Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime).

16:00 h. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper.  Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar .

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé).

16:30 h. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper.  Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.

Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)

18:00 h. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper.  Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir. (Adeje).

19:00 h. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Afterwards the Holy Sacrament will be brought to the Altar where it remains and the public may come and adore and pray. Followed by the main Procession.

23:00 h. Holy hour in front of the Altar.

Calle Grande, Adeje.

21:00 h. General rehearsal of Representation of The Passion.

FRIDAY 29 MARCH.  GOOD FRIDAY.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir. (Adeje).

06:30 h. Stations of hte Cross with Christ of the Good Death to the cemetery.

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12:00 h. Representation of The Passion in the Calle Grande, Adeje.Broadcast live in TVE in the Canary Islands.

19:00 h. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord. Followed by the Procession of the Holy Burial .

22:30 h. Procession of the Silence of Our Lady of the Sorrows.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)

18:00 h. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

Parish of La Milagrosa. (Tijoco – La Hoya).

16:00 h.Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord..

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor. (Armeñime).

16:00 h. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord..

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé).

16:30 h. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

SATURDAY 30 MARCH. EASTER SATURDAY -EASTER VIGIL.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)

22:30 h. Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir.- (Adeje).

23:00 h.  Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil. Followed by a procession and blessing of the Adeje public with the Holy Sacrament.  When complete a fraternal breaking of the bread together in the Parish halls.

SUNDAY 31 MARCH. EASTER SUNDAY

Parish of La Resurrección del Señor.

10:00 h. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of Santa Úrsula  Mártir (Adeje).

11:00 h. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Church of Jesucristo Redentor (Callao Salvaje)

12:00 h. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo. (Fañabé).

12:30 h. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoc-La Hoya)

17:30 h. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist.

Church of San Sebastián.

18:00 h. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist.

SUNDAY 14 APRIL (Third Sunday of Easter).

ROGATION OF OUR LADY, VIRGIN OF THE INCARNATION.

09:00 h. Blessing of the pilgirms and rogation of Our Lady, Virgin of the Incarnation from the Parish to the San Sebastián Hermitage.  Mass on arrival. .

 

Mega Centre Go-ahead

Primark is one of the shops many of us would love to see in South Tenerife!

Primark is one of the shops many of us would love to see in South Tenerife!

Good news for consumers, though some smaller business and shops have their reservations – the go-ahead has been given for the construction of two new commercial centres in South Tenerife, one neary Siam Park, the other, which is being heralded as the biggest commercial centre in Europe once complete, on thewhat is known as the Tropicana site opposite Hipertrebol.

Understandably smaller shops and businesses fear the arrival of huge mega centres which could see them lose local business and customers, but it depends on how these centres are developed and managed. With good forward planning and an understanding of what the zone needs and how to achieve it it should really mean good news for all concerned.

The centre should be, when complete, a beacon in South Tenerife, a reason for our neighbours in the  north of the island to visit us, and to stay for the day.  Just think how often you decide to go shopping in Santa Cruz or La Laguna and decide to make a day of it – now the same can be offered here.  The new mega-centre is near a selection of beaches in Las Américas, La Caleta, Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje, will also offer a huge leisure selection – we are assuming children’s amusement centres, cinemas and other diversionary offers – and no doubt a varied selection of eateries and refreshment centres – OK, I mean bars and bistros! It will, of course, be a great bonus for the local tourist offer too.

So here’s our bit of advice, for what its worth.  Get the mix of shops right!  Those of us who live and work here are crying out for big stores like Corte Ingles, Decathlon, Alcampo, a Primark please, Leroy Merlin, Marks and Spencers or a Dunnes (they have yet to open a store in the Canary Islands – this could be their first), and that’s just for starters.  If the developers would like a bit of advice on what the ex-pat shopper based here in South Tenerife would like to see in the new centre, we’re ready to help. All they have to do is ask!

 

Hitting the High Notes

Isabel Rey (centre) with members of Adeje council and the Asociacion San Juan

Isabel Rey (centre) with members of Adeje council and the Asociacion San Juan

In a recent coversation with a fellow ex-pat, though from a different neck of the woods altogether, we were talking about what makes good companies and company directors and bad ones.  My friend stated, and in principal I agree, that what makes a great company head is someone who cares about the product and the team and what they can do much more than whether they look up to him or her.  The same kind of logic or standards can be applied to what makes a great star in the artistic world, be it acting or writing or singing – someone who works to make the final product – the song, the film, the play, great rather than wrap themselves in concerns as to their own fame or fortune.

In a round about way this brings me to my recent interview with a star, a great star.  Isabel Rey is one of Spain’s top sopranos, a singing sensation, but during a phone interview on English Time recently didn’t mention her own work once, nor did she expect it to be mentioned.  Isabel is also the ‘madrina’, or godmother of the Asociacion San Juan, a centre for learning and social therapy for people with special needs here in Adeje, and she was at the Centre recently, along with members of the council and Adeje’s mayor to promote the II Gala Lirica which is taking place in Madrid, in the Teatro de La Zarzuela on May 11th. The concert brings together some of the top singers in the Spanish classical world, and according to Isabel none of them needed to be asked twice.  All those who took part in the first concert, two years ago, wanted to be asked back, and more are joining them.

Isabel says it’s important to appreciate our special people, the kind of people who benefit hugely from the work of the Asociacion San Juan, and she has, in fact, a nephew who is among those who have found comfort and a way forward there too. In 2011, when the first Gala was held, over €45,000 was raised, this year they want to raise more. And for those who can’t attend, for whatever reason, or who simply want to contribute, there is a ‘Row 0’ where monies can be donated.

Tickets can be bought via the theatre’s website, http://teatrodelazarzuela.mcu.es/es/, with more outlets at a later date.

Crowns and Canarians

Dame of Honour in the 2013 Carnival

Dame of Honour in the 2013 Carnival

Back to one of my favourite themes – the multicultural make-up of our Tinerfeño society.

Today on English Time on Radio Sur Adeje I spoke to Chloe García Poole.  As she told me, her mum  is from the Wirral, near Liverpool, here dad from South Tenerife, she now lives in Costa Adeje.  I first heard her interviewed by my colleague Nacho Palacio in perfect Spanish last week before the election of the carnival Queen in Santa Cruz as she was one of the candidates.  With her surname I guessed I might have a guest for English Time in my sights, and sure enough, once I started to chat to her the lovely Liverpool accent emerged.

Chloe is in her early twenties, and apart from five years (from the age of five to 10) spent in the UK has lived in Tenerife, attended public schools, and, as she told us, lived very much a normal Canarian life, apart from speaking English at home.   And today that is the way many of our children are living their lives, growing up a full and active member of the Canarian society of which they are a part while also speaking English (or another second language) at home and absorbing a second culture in visits the country of one of both parents who are not Canarian.  And how lucky those children are.

Does that mean our kids could be royalty?  Of course it does. Chloe came second on the night and was delighted at the whole event, and is a delightful example of what being Canarian, and being Tinerfeño is all about in the 21st Century.

Congratulations, and of course I would also like to use this space to send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Saida Prieto, who was burned as a result of a back-stage accident during the Gala and is still in hospital in Seville.

 

Local news roundup

Queen of Carnival

Queen of Carnival

The Gala election for Tenerife’s Queen of Carnaval was marred by a tragic accidcent last night when the costumes of one of the queens caught fire before she went on stage.  Saida María Prieto Hernández is in hospital today with 40 % burns to her body and the two designers of her fantasy costume are also being treated. It appears an accessory of the costume of a fellow candidate caused Saida’s costume to ignite.  The matter is being investigated.

Despite the accident the gala did crown a queen – the Reina de Carnival is Soraya Rodríguez Diaz, representing CC El Meridiano, with her costume Volare.

Staying in Santa Cruz it looks like agreement has been reached with the union representing tram workers and the threatened strike which would have affected Carnival celebrations has been called off. Further meetings between the union and the owners are scheduled for later today with agreement said to be close to being reached.

The moratorium on new licences for building hotels and apartments in touirst zones, in place since 2001 in the Canaries will be extended indefinitely, under a new Tourism Renovation and Modernisation law, the first phase of which was passed in parliament yesterday.

According to the regional environmental minister Domingo Berriel this was a law to regulate growth in the tourism sector although parliament would have the right to “correct irregularities” in the future.  To those who claimed it would overtly interventionist, the minister said it was vital to control this strategic activity in the islands.

The body of missing La Laguna woman Isabel González Perez has been found in La Verdellada, under a pedestrian bridge.  The 40 year old mother had been missing for over a week, and family members say she had been somewhat depressed.  Police are waiting for the results of the autopsy before making any comment.

According to reports drug dealing has been detected taking place outside secondary schools in Granadilla, although recent combined action by the police, local council and parents associations have seen some reduction in the activity. The drugs on sale fall into the ‘soft’ category, according to the reports, and the dealing is happening most mornings.

New findings from the CIS, the Spanish Centre for Sociological Investigation shows that unemployment continues to be the main concern for Spanish, followed by the economy, politics and corruption and fraud. Eight of of every ten Spaniards see unemployment as the county’s biggest problem, with almost 40 per cent listing the economy as the second biggest challenge facing the state.

There were a number of international friendlies last night, and local Tenerife South star Pedro Rodriguez scored two of Spain’s three goals in their win over Uruguay.  England beat Brazil by two goals to one, Ireland beat Poland 2:0, Wales were also victorious winning 2:1 against Austria and Scotland completed the winning streat seeing off Estonia one nil.

The Passion, 2012

The Passion, Adeje, 2012

The Passion, Adeje, 2012

If you have yet to experience the incredible Passion presentation that takes place in Adeje’s town centre every Good Friday, you can prepare yourselves by going to a free film in  the Cultural Centre this Friday at 7pm.

The department of culture is showing a film of last year’s procession – where hundreds of local Adejeros take part in a day-time reconstruction of the passion and crucifixion of Christ.  This really is one of the very special days in Adeje’s cultural and religious calendar and closer to Ester I will bring you more information about all the Easter events taking place in Adeje and how you or your children can actually take part in this incredible street theatre on the day.

For now though you are invited to  LA PASIÓN 2012, on Friday in the Adeje Cultural Centre theatre, and entry is free.

 

Music to my ears!

Adeje's cultural councillor, Nayra Medina

Adeje’s cultural councillor, Nayra Medina

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Music to my ears

This Thursday in the Convento de Adeje (just beside the Town Hall) there is a free concert of chamber music courtesy of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, at 8pm.

The piece chosen for the performance by Graupner, Martin and Mendelssohn, and are all string instrument compositions.

Local cultural councillor Nayra Medina Bethencourt said it was terrific that Adeje has been included in the series of chamber music concerts and everyone who can is urged to attend.  The Convent building is also an super choice of location with excellent acoustics for concerts of this nature.