Friday, April 22, 2011
I ANTIGO NA BIETNES SÅNTO (1920s)
Here, the Lukao Bietnes Sånto (Good Friday Procession) is just starting in Hagåtña, leaving the front doors of the Cathedral. Notice that the statue is not the Sånto Entiero, or the dead Christ, in repose. This statue is of Jesús Nazareno, Jesus the Nazarene, carrying His cross. The Lukao Bietnes Sånto in Hagåtña before the war had half a dozen or so statues in the procession, not just the Sånto Entiero. Some of these statues were owned or stored by private citizens and then brought out once a year for the procession.