Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres festivities

Saturday, 28th April

  • 08:00 – Receipt of cattle offerings at the auction branch of the São Miguel Agricultural Association, Santana, in Rabo de Peixe (kindly assigned)
  • 10:00 – Beginning of the auction of livestock offers at the premises of the Agricultural Association of São Miguel

Tuesday, 1st May

  • 18:00 – “Tríduo Preparatório” at Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres Sanctuary

Wednesday, 2nd May

  • 18:00 – “Tríduo Preparatório” at Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres Sanctuary

Thursday, 3rd May

  • 11:00 – Press Conference (Cover Presentation)
  • 18:00 – “Tríduo Preparatório” at Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres Sanctuary

Friday, 4th May

  • 08:00 – Mass in the Sanctuary of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres presided by the Rector of the Sanctuary, Canon Adriano Borges
  • 09:00 – Mass in the Sanctuary of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 11:00 – Mass for the Sick-presided by Bishop Emeritus António Sousa Braga
  • 21:00 – Inauguration of the decorative illumination of the facade of the Sanctuary of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres and Campo de São Francisco, with execution of the Santo Cristo Hymn, followed by Charanga parade of the Volunteer Firemen of Ponta Delgada. Opening of the Bazaar of the Lord Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 21:30 às 00:30 – Arraial and concerts

Saturday, 5th May

  • 08.00 – Mass in the Sanctuary of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, with the participation of a Choir of Romeiros of the Island of S. Miguel
  • 09:00 – Mass in the Sanctuary of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, by the soul of Mrs. Maria da Conceição Medeiros e Almeida, meritorious of the Brotherhood and by the intentions of all meritorious
  • 16:20 – Organization of the procession of Change (the Brotherhood’s Ombudsman beats the “Porta Regral”) and TE DEUM
  • 16:30 – Change of the image of the Convent of Hope to the Sanctuary, passing in front of the Guard of Honor provided by a company of the Army and Band of the Military Zone of the Azores (4:45 pm), saved by a Navy Corvette and overfly by an Air Force aircraft . (The course of the Image Change will be in the direction of the last years: N-S, E-W, S-N and W-E streets of Campo de S. Francisco)
  • 18:30 – Opening of the Bazaar of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 21:00 às 22:30 – Arraial and concert
    23:00 – Firework show from the Fort of São Brás
  • 23:15 às 00:30 – Concert

Sunday, 6th May

  • 00:00 – Image Change for the Church of St. Joseph, presided by the Rector of the Sanctuary of the Lord Santo Cristo dos Milagres, Canon Adriano Borges, for the beginning of the Solemn Vigil of Worship
  • 01:00 – First period of the Solemn Vigil in honor of the Lord Santo Cristo dos Milagres, Mass presided by the parish priest of São José, Father Duarte Melo
  • 02:30 – Second period of the Solemn Vigil in honor of the Lord Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 05:00 – Mass and closure of the Solemn Vigil (the faithful are asked to participate in the Vigil that after the Mass leave the Church to give place to the pilgrims to pray and attend the Eucharist)
  • 06:00 – Dawn with mortar salvo. Eucharist of the Great Pilgrimage of the Island of São Miguel
  • 09:15 – Departure from the Image of the Church of San José to the churchyard
  • 09:30 – Solemn Eucharistic Concelebration, in the Adro of the Sanctuary, with the presence of the Image of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, presided by the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon D. Manuel Clemente
  • 15:30 – Exit of the Procession Guide that will cover the usual route
  • 16:30 – Exit of the Image of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 22:00 – Opening of the Bazaar of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 22:00 às 00:30 – Arraial and concerts

Monday, 7th May (holiday)

  • 11:00 – Eucharistic concelebration applied by the intentions of the Bureau of the Brotherhood and its collaborators, presided by D. João Lavrador
  • 12:30 – Homage of the Public Security Police, Volunteer Firefighters, Taxis of the Association of Taxis of S. Miguel and Santa Maria and Motorcyclists of S. Miguel with parade before the Convento da Esperança
  • 14:30 – Arrematation of offers and small pets in the churchyard of the Sanctuary
  • 15:00 – Opening of the Bazaar of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 15:00 às 19:00 – Singings (Associação dos Cantadores ao Desafio dos Açores)
  • 20:00 às 21:00 – Bora Lá Tocar group performance
  • 21:30 às 23:00 – Arraial and concert

Tuesday, 8th May

  • 21:00 às 22:30 – Bazaar, Arraial and Concert
  • 22:30 às 24:00 – Bazaar, Arraial and Concert

Wednesday, 9th May

  • 21:00 às 24:00 – Bazaar, Arraial and Concert

Thursday, 10th May

  • 17:00 – Opening of the Bazaar of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 18:00 – Closing of the religious festivities of the SenhorSanto Cristo dos Milagres – Solemn Concelebration in honor of Mother Teresa da Anunciação, presided by the Rector of the Sanctuary, Canon Adriano Borges
  • 21:30 às 24:00 – Arraial and closing concert of the Festivals of 2018 by the Band of the Military Zone of the Azores

Source: www.azorestoday.com

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