After the Council of Trent , the Church increased its representations of the Passion of Christ and in the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the territory of Lucca - famous preachers such as the Jesuits and Peter Paul Segneri Pinamonti or the Franciscan St. Leonard of Port Maurice - organized processions of penance where everyone was invited to participate by walking barefoot, to scourge carrying chains around their necks , crowns of thorns on his head and a heavy cross on his shoulders.
LUCCA AND PLAIN
In Lucca departs every year from Piazza San Salvatore the historical procession that winds through the downtown streets and arrives after about two hours to San Martin's Cathederal.
MEDIA VALLE DEL SERCHIO AND GARFAGNANA
The Procession' de' Crocioni of Castiglione di Garfagnana is for sure the most important in the Province as far as popular traditions are concerned. It takes place every year on Maundy Thursday. A hooded penitent of whom nobody except the Prior knows the identity, carries on his shoulders the heavy cross emulating Gesus Passion. He is bare feet, chained and his head is adorned with a crown of thorns. In the most suggestive spots of the route a durm roll sound announces the three falls fo Christ before he arrives o top of Golgota.
The Good Friday Procession of Coreglia Antelminelli is an event deeply felt by the population that, in the days preceding the event, adorns the streets with candles and flowers. The processone starts from the church of San Rocco and arrives at the ancient church of San Michele.
The Triennal of Death Jesus of the Municipalities of Versilia Storica takes place alternately in Seravezza, Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta. Particularly striking is the procession of Seravezza, fully lit with wax candles, also placed in the bed of the river. Wooden statues representing the Mourners are carried in procession wearing cloth robes and wigs made from real hair.
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