ARCHENA / 275th Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno and Santo Sepulcro


Almost thirty acts, which will be held until the month of December, make up the program of events for the commemoration of the 275th Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno and Santo Sepulcro de Archena, under the slogan ‘275 Iesus Nazarenus’. It is the oldest weekly group of those who procession in Holy Week of Archena.

The presentation yesterday morning of said program was in charge of the Mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernández, and the President of the Brotherhood, Alfonso García Gómez

Among the most important acts, the inaugural proclamation, tomorrow, Saturday, February 2, stand out in the Parochial Church of San Juan, canonical headquarters of the brotherhood, in charge of the General Vicar of the Diocese of Cartagena, Juan Tudela; the day of Good Friday, the free participation in the photography contest during the procession of the Sorority Meeting of the Brotherhood; On October 4, at the Archena Museum, an exhibition of ancient photography will be inaugurated and a book on the history of the Brotherhood will be presented; in the Church of San Juan there will be a Eucharist in honor of the Holy Sepulcher, officiated by the Bishop Monsignor Don José Manuel Lorca Planes and finally, the closing of this program of celebrations, which will be held at the Villa de Archena Theater, with the projection of the movie ‘Moraos’. Among the most outstanding activities.

The Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Nazareno and Holy Sepulcher of Archena has in its possession 4 steps: that of Our Father Jesus, the Holy Sepulcher, the Christ of the Rescue and the Holy Supper. It has 300 brothers, among which there are 80 shelves-portapasos, and it is the oldest of the many processions in the Week of Passion and Gloria de Archena, since there are data that confirm that on April 3, 1744, Good Friday , paraded for the first time, the image of Our Father Jesus Nazareno, the holder of the Brotherhood.

The original centennial image of Our Father Jesus was destroyed during the Civil War. The current one, work of the sculptor Manuel Juan Carrillo, dates from 1944.