Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ Road to Calvary, his scourging, his sentincing, his crucifixion and his passing: the so-called Way or Path of the Cross (Via Crucis), and its fourteen stations. While the entire week is an allegory of Life’s triumph over Death (Jesus is, eventually,
There is nothing like it in the world. The fanesca soup is one of those dishes that you just can’t invent twice, and one of the reasons why Easter week has become rooted in the identity of the Quiteño. We could say that eating fanesca
Religiosity has made desserts prepared during Holy Week, especially those that accompany the Good Friday meal, almost part of the liturgy.
Dr. Isidro Moreno Navarro, Professor of the University of Seville, known for his studies on Easter, says that “religion, as understood by the orthodox Roman Catholic Church, is only one dimension of this holiday; a dimension that forgets other dimensions, such as the theme of
Forbidden for its religiosity, criticized for not being religious enough, the procession of Good Friday has its very own history of irreverence
It’s 11:30 am on Friday, June 25th, and at the Chachalo family house conversation flows. Yolanda, María, Marina, Edison Chávez - a cousin - and a friend, a kid from Quito with the typical city rocker look, are stretching their arms over the fire that
Months prior, the representatives of the militia of the four constitutional governments of the Republic of God set into motion the “protocol”, which has been practiced for well over twenty years. A sergeant and a soldier walk door-to-door from Crucita, Los Ranchos, Las Gilses, San