San Felipe de Jesús

Dressed in rigorous mourning, the image crosses the streets of San Felipe, Jocotenango and La Antigua Guatemala, to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although there is no certainty about its origin, some authors have attributed its burilado to the hand of Pedro Mendoza, because certain similarities between this Virgin and the School of Christ are observed.

The image of María Santísima de la Soledad of San Felipe does not accompany the procession of Good Friday, it leaves in procession on Saturday of Gloria. The official march that accompanies it is “Martirio”, by the Antigüeño composer Alberto Velásquez Collado.

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