MO St ANDONJE 6th Edition


6th edition

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 h. 18

The eternal struggle of St. Anthony that counteracts the temptations, the devil wins, accompanied by traditional songs, resume life in the setting of Borgo Case Troiano (Pe-drive zone) that, Tuesday, January 17 beginning at 18, Will celebrate the sixth edition of the representation, between the traditional blessing of the fire, of the loaves and of animals, dogs, cats, and pigs brought by those present for the annual event. The initiative, organized by Fontevecchia, will take place with the presence and collaboration of the group Anthony dell'Acli Scafa (Pe).
"Revival of an event that is part of our roots and of our memory, but that in many cases you are missing out - said the president of Fontevecchia Luciano Troiano -. Our goal is the recovery and jealous protection of those traditions and those calendrical festivals in the last century have marked the lives of our grandparents. " To open the celebrations will be an exhibition of typical Abruzzo woolen blankets, white and brown or amaranth: the Taranto since produced in Taranta Peligna together with the construction devotional altar dedicated to St. Anthony where the image of the saint will be surrounded by oranges and candles. So the celebration of Holy Mass in the Holy Trinity church, which, as is typical for the village houses Troiano, is always officiated by a monk, followed by the blessing of the loaves, each of which will then be distributed among those present, which is consumed in its today's day in honor of the saint. Immediately after there will be the blessing of the fire, the first of four of the calendrical celebrations, prepared by volunteers of branches, weeds, brambles, branches and dried reeds, all material from the orchards and fields that will form a true pyramid covered with branches of laurel. Tradition has it that the flames of the fire our grandparents ritrovassero the images, somehow, gave a preview of what would have successive seasons in terms of chance or less in crops and, this year everyone will scrutinize between flaps of fire. Immediately after there will be the blessing of the animals then leave the representation of Saint Anthony temptations prepared by Anthony Group ACLI Scafa (Pe), accompanied by the Associations songs, guided by the 'ddu' bbotte 'and' vurra vurra "of company. A pantomime that tracks the struggle of St. Anthony against the devils that, between temptation and oppression, however, will come out defeated by Saint and by the archangel Michael: a representation that, every year, attracts many people who are rediscovering a part of our history. To close the evening there will be the distribution of Lu'complimend ', or hot red wine with spices and cillitt them', typical cake in the shape of bird made with grape jam filling.
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