The greatest story every told: The Passion of Jesus Christ

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Channel 2, Television Española will broadcast Adeje’s La Pasión live Friday April 3rd

 

This Good Friday, April 3rd, Adeje council, through the department of Culture, with councillor Nayra Medina Bethencourt at the helm, present the greatest story ever told – the Passion of Jesus Christ – staging the last days and death of Jesus of Nazareth.  The event will be broadcast live on Channel 2, TVE (Television España), on the local radio station, Radio Sur Adeje, 107.98fm, Radio Nacional España and and live streaming via www.adeje.es/pasion.

 

Councillor Medina Bethencourt commented, “more than 300 people will be taking part as amateur actors in the staging of the story, the vast majority of them people from different parts of the borough who sign up year after year to take part in what is an important element of our local culture”.

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For the third year running the scene of the crucifixion will be in the Plaza España.  The councillor noted that “with the change of location and stages, which we did for the first time two years ago we achieved the desired affect, which was to create a panoramic setting  for the final setting which we get with the Plaza, the church, the Convento and the Barranco del Infierno as a backdrop”.  There is also more room for the public to watch the final scene of La Pasión with the change to the Plaza.

 

The councillor remarked that La Pasión is a major event for Adeje, “the people of the borough feel very much that this is their event, and return to participate year after year.  This year we have more than 300 people taking part in this important international event, something very different, very unique.

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“As well as the participation of local residents there are other groups and individuals from other parts of the island who will be here, from the north, from the island capital, or the many who come from other towns and villages to play their part”.

 

Regarding the live broadcast of the event, Medina Bethencourt said that it was “an amazing showcase to the world, an excellent promotional tool and gives added value to the destination, a classic ‘sun and beach’ one, but a place that, with events of this quality, stands out in the tourism market place and offers the tourist something different, something more..”

 

Changes in 2015

 

The most notable changes this year are in the Herod and Pontius Pilate staging areas, costumes, and some upgrades to the Jerusalem marketplace, recreating the ambiance of the era.  The participation of the Municipal School of Music and Dance as Herod’s dancers is noteworthy and new too will be the dance performed by the Beanky Ballet on the stage where the Last Supper will take place. The script has also been changed and is more intense.  All of the music is also written by members of the Municipal School of Music and Dance (EMMA), incorporating some traditional Canarian musical themes and instruments – the timple, cháracas, the drum, airs and dances.

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The whole of the Calle Grande, from the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano to the Plaza España, will be a stage dressed to resemble the time of Our Lord, with plants, cloths, sculptures and alters, etc.   And in the staging area with live farm animals the backdrop resembles the Canarian countryside.

 

During and afterwards, for those following the event, they can upload their photographs and videos to #pasionadeje2015, helping give the event greater visibility.   The council also reminds those who are planning to attend the event to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring water, a sun hat and wear adequate sun cream, and make sure children are well protected.  Do follow the instructions of the local police and civil protection units who are there to ensure everyone’s safety and don’t cross the temporary barriers erected to keep the streets clear for the act itself.

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Security during the event will be provided by a group of Adeje local police, members of the civil protection unit and civil protection volunteers and the voluntary Adeje fire brigade.

 

Easter Week 2015

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Friday 27th of March. Friday of Sorrows
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje).
18:30. Holy Rosary.
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of Piety.
Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya)
18:00. Meditation of the Sorrows
18.:30. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.
Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
21:00. Celebration of the Eucharist followed by the procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.
SATURDAY 28th of March. PALM SATURDAY
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
18:00. Celebration of the Eucharist.
19:00. Concert of sacred music, Convent of San Francisco, Adeje
21:00 Stations of the Cross with Christ of the Good Death, from the town cemetery to the Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir.
Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
19:00-21:00 Confession

SUNDAY 29th of March. PALM SUNDAY
Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
10:00. Procession of Palms and the Eucharist.
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
11:00. Procession of Palms from the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano to the Parish church. On arrival celebration of the Eucharist.
Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya)
11:00. Procession of Palms from the old Hermitage to the Parish church. On arrival celebration of the Eucharist.

Church of Jesucristo Redentor (Callao Salvaje)
12 midday. Celebration of the Eucharist

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
12:30. Procession of Palms and the Eucharist.

Church of San Sebastián (La Caleta)
18:00.Celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
19:00. Blessing of the Palms and the Eucharist followed by the Procession of Jesus to pray at the Mount of Olives.

MONDAY 30th of March. Holy Monday
Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
08:30 Monday – Thursday, communal morning prayer (Lauds)

Chapel of Ntra. Sra. de la Esperanza (La Viña)
20:00. Celebration of the Eucharist.
21:00. Procession of Jesus Captive and Our Lady of Hope.

TUESDAY 31st of March. Holy Tuesday
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
18:00-19:30. Confession.
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist and the Reception of the Holy Oils.
19:30. Procession of the meeting of Jesus of Nazareth and the Holy Mother.
Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco- la Hoya)
18:00. Stations of the Cross from Tijoco Bajo to La Hoya.
Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
19:00 Celebration of the Eucharist and Reception of the Holy Oils.
20:00–22:00. Confession

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WEDNESDAY 1st of April. HOLY WEDNESDAY
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
18.00–19:00. Confession.
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist.
20:00. Procession of Our Lord of Humility and Patience to the Parish of Los Olivos. On arrival, penitencial procession ending with the return to the Santa Úrsula Mártir Parish church.

Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)
19:00. Celebration of the Eucharist
19:30-21:30. Confession

THURSDAY 2nd of APRIL. MAUNDY THURSDAY
Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco- La Hoya)
17:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.
Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
17:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar .
Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
18:00. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.
Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)
19:30. Solemn Mass celebrating The Last Supper. Followed by Holy Hour in front of the Altar.
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
19:00. 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. Holy hour in front of the Altar.
Calle Grande, Adeje
21:30 h. General rehearsal of Representation of The Passion (The Good Friday Street Theatre).

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FRIDAY 3rd of APRIL. GOOD FRIDAY
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
06:30. Stations of the Cross with Christ of the Good Death to the cemetery.
12:00. Representation of The Passion in the Calle Grande, Adeje. Broadcast live on 2, TVE, Televisión Española in the Canaries.
19:00. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord. Followed by the Procession of the Holy Burial.
23:00. Silent procession of Our Lady of the Sorrows.
Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco – La Hoya)
16:00.Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.
Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
16:00. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
16:30. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
18:00. Liturgy of the celebration of the Death of Our Lord.

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SATURDAY 4th of APRIL. EASTER SATURDAY -EASTER VIGIL.
Parish of San José (Los Olivos)
23:00. Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of Our Lord.
Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
23:00. 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 5th of APRIL. EASTER SUNDAY
Parish of La Resurrección del Señor (Armeñime)
10:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist.

Parish of Santa Úrsula Mártir (Adeje)
11:00. Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of de San José (Los Olivos)
11:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Church of Jesucristo Redentor (Callao Salvaje)
12 midday. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord

Parish of Ntra. Sra. del Campo (Fañabé)
12:30. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Parish of La Milagrosa (Tijoco-La Hoya)
17:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Church of San Sebastián (La Caleta)
18:00. Solemn celebration of the Eucharist and the Resurrection of Our Lord.
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SUNDAY 19th of 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.
Start of the Lustrum Year.