Roman shield during an act on Good Friday 2007.
Good Friday is a good day to shoot some photographs, especially in countries were activities are held related to Good Friday. Malta is one of these countries. As this activities come only once a year, it is an opportunity not to miss.
Today Good Friday is a good day to shoot some photographs, especially in countries were activities are held related to Good Friday. Malta is one of these countries. As this activities come only once a year, it is an opportunity not to miss.
Good Friday ritual in Malta starts off with visits to seven Altars of Repose, in seven different churches.Parishes around the island commemorate the veneration of the Cross at 1500CET, after which a number of sombre and solemn processions and pageants will be held in many towns and villages including Valletta, Cospicua, Senglea, Vittoriosa, Luqa, Paola, Zejtun, Rabat, Qormi, Zebbug, Naxxar, Mosta, and Victoria, in Gozo.Certain processions include a number of penitents dressed in white robes and hoods while walking barefoot, as an act of penance.
Places like Rabat are visited by thousands of faithful due to the many churches in the village and thousands of others flock to Siggiewi to what is known as “Is-Salib tal-Gholja” (the cross on the hill) . In fact the huge Laferla Cross and the adjacent chapel of the Annunciation on the high plateau are floodlit during the nights of Thursday and Friday as well as the steep track which is transformed into the Way of the Cross. The track includes a number of stone statues, representative of the passion of Jesus Christ.
A number of exhibitions and re-enactments such as those of the Last Supper in Zebbug, Lija and Rabat (Malta) help to add to the feelings of spirituality and devotion which reign during these two nights on the Maltese islands.
With a variety of exhibitions ranging from the downright traditional to modern artistic expression both the Maltese and tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to the number of possible places to visit.
One may not be a Church goer or even a believer however the spirituality and artistry during these days can hardly be ignored and both Maltese and tourists are presented with a wide choice of places to visit.
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