Locally, here in Manilva, Semana Santa week is probably one of the most important weeks in the year with all the attention turning to the four brotherhoods.. Nuestra Señora de los Dolores and Nuestro Padre Jesús de Nazareno in Manilva and El Cristo del Amor and Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in Sabinillas
Fortunately, the beautiful church in Manilva is now fully reformed and open again for services.
Here’s the timetable for the processions for this year’s celebrations in Manilva and Sabinillas
Holy Thursday – 17th April
8.00 pm Holy Mass in the church.
11.00 pm Procession of Jesus of Nazareth through the streets of Manilva
11.00 pm. Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession
Good Friday – 18th April
5pm Procession of “Santo Entierro” and Ntra Sra de los Dolores”.
12 midnight Procession “De la Soledad” in strict silence.
4.00 pm. Adoration of the Cross in the church, Sabinillas
9.30 pm. Procession of “Cristo del Amor” and “Ntra Sra del los Dolores”
Holy Saturday – 19th April
11.00 pm Blessing of the Flame in the church followed by the solemn Easter vigil.
9.00 pm. Easter vigil in the church, Sabinillas
Easter Sunday – 20th April
12 noon Holy mass in the church
1 pm Procession of the “Santisimo Cristo Resucitado” and the “Santisima Virgen del Rosario A.M.D.G.” (Jesus & Mary). The statues of Christ and Mary are taken from the church, one procession goes one way around Manilva and the other, another way. Both statues meet later in the main street (Calle Mar)
10.00 am.Easter Mass at the church