Water into Water or Blessing the Lake!

The Via Crucis on Good Friday in Como is characterized by a particular moment: the Blessing of the Lake by the Bishop. Read about this event after the jump!

With my old and reliable Fed 2 camera and its collapsible lens Fed 50/3,5 8 (Industar 10), I followed the procession of the Good Friday in Como, in the North of Italy, a town of 90,000 inhabitants near the border with Switzerland. I used an HP5 film because black and white photography is timeless for these events!

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The procession begins at the Sanctuary of the Holy Cross, located near the north side of the walls of the medieval centre of the city. The Cross leaves the Sanctuary accompanied by the Bishop and the priests, with a musical background of a music band which perform a funeral march. At the same time, in the avenue in front of the sanctuary, there is the traditional Easter Fair with the characteristic market (here in a photo taken last year).

Credits: sirio174

While last year I concentrated my shots mainly on the market, this year my report was focused on the procession, which passed across the pedestrian zone of the centre of the city directed to Piazza Cavour, the main square of my city, in front of the lake!

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The Bishop accompanied the procession, in a simple and affable way, with a blessing for all those present at the event.

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After passing through Piazza Duomo, the procession was directed toward the lake.

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Here, among a crowd of people and photographers, the Cross was placed in front of the Lake of Como for the blessing of its waters.

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The procession ended where it has been started, at the Sanctuary of Viale Varese.

written by sirio174 on 2012-04-12 in #news #bishop #processions #blessing #lake #good-friday #water #italy #como #easter #requested-post #stations-of-the-cross

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