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The feast in honor of the Holy Crucifix of the Chain kicks off on Saturday 3 September with a rich program of events dedicated to art and culture. The celebrations represent an ancient tradition for the city, an event full of religious meanings and a sign of strong belonging to the Corleonese community.
Among the most anticipated events during the celebrations are: the exhibition “Per crucem tuam redemisti mundum, art and liturgy in Corleone from the 16th to the 19th century”, the conference “The Shroud mirror of the Gospel and provocation to intelligence” with the Lectio Magistralis by Prof. Bruno Barberis, the XIIth Bread Festival and food and wine tastings with music, cabaret, the historical re-enactment of Medieval Echoes (III edition), the national archery tournament, the parade historical and the equestrian Gala with the participation of the ancient districts of Corleone, the pilgrimage of the SS. Crucifix at the well on September 14th and the joint procession of the SS. Crucifix of the Catena with Maria SS. Addolorata through the streets of the city on September 15th.
This year, with the resumption of religious events, the Corleonese community will once again see the celebrations between the two Confraternities of the SS. Crucifix of the Chain and of Maria SS. Sorrows with great participation and a spirit of fraternal collaboration, celebrations that will reach their climax on 15 September with the joint procession between the two simulacra.
The city will wake up with the shot of the alborata, during the day the holy masses will take place. In the afternoon, at 6.30 pm, the last Holy Mass will be held in the presence of all the faithful, after which the solemn procession will follow. The Crucifix and the Virgin of Sorrows will come out of the Mother Church. The party will end with fireworks.
“We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Committee of the SS. Crocifisso della Catena – declare the mayor of Corleone Nicolò Nicolosi, the councilor for popular traditions Gianfranco Grizzaffi and the councilor for Culture and Tourism Giusy Dragna – for their efforts in promoting and organizing the celebrations which, thanks also to the contribution of all the economic activities of the City, will allow the Corleonesi and especially the younger generations to rediscover our historical, artistic and cultural heritage and the history related to it and also to disseminate and make known to visitors who will participate in the events and visit the exhibitions, ‘a ‘other Corleone’, made up of works of art, history and positive characters, religious devotion, hospitality and sociability. The feast of the SS. Crocifisso della Catena – conclude Nicolosi, Grizzaffi and Dragna – represents a great opportunity to visit the city of Corleone which over the years has seen its tourist vocation grow ”.CopyAMP code.
The event, promoted by the Committee of the SS. Crocifisso della Catena, has the patronage of the Municipality of Corleone and the Regional Department of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment.