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DES Crowning–The Procession to Church

_2015_05_31_056674The procession started at the DES Portuguese Club to  Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira (The 2015 Mordomo),  and back to the church where Father “Jim” Achadinha , joined the procession up Portuguese Hill.  The neighbor pronominally Portuguese, they appreciated Father “Jim’s” participation in the procession waving and coming out to greet the procession of the Holy Ghost.  The rain held off until everyone reached Our Lady of Good Voyage, the rain stopped briefly after the Holy Mass, and the procession headed towards the DES club to celebrate the Holy Ghost’s Traditional “Sopas” (Portuguese soup).

Below is a slide show of the Procession and the many who participated. Two colors are used in conjunction with the feast: RED and WHITE. Red symbolizes the tongues of fire, the form in which the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles, and white symbolizes peace, purity and divinity.

 

Portuguese Celebrate The Crowning Tradition

Father James Achadinha and Mr. and Mrs. Antonino Pereira invite all of Gloucester to celebrate at a Mass at Our Lady of Good Voyage on Sunday June 15th at 10:00 AM.

This week is full of Prayer, Mass and Rosary at the D.E.S. Portuguese Club on Prospect Street.

The history of the crowning dates to the 14th century, when Queen Isabella of Portugal instituted the annual practice of crowning one of her subjects as imperator, or king, for a day. Gloucester has been celebrating this tradition since 1902.

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