• 30/01/2017
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A basket with bagels, sweet and aniseed, devotional and, next, the blessed candles, which will be used for the rite of blessing of the throat. Backnext Friday, February 3, The rite of St. Blaise in the Village Homes Troiano, where, according to tradition, will set up the altar at the Holy Trinity Church, open throughout the day, an event organized by Fontevecchia.
"The cult of San Biagio is strongly felt in Abruzzo, so that is the patron of Alanno, Bussi and Castiglione a Casauria, only in the province of Pescara - has retraced the President of Luciano Troiano-. Without forgetting that in Penne is venerated the skull of the saint, in the Cathedral of San Flaviano Giulianova has kept the arm of San Biagio, enclosed in a silver reliquary made in the form of blessing and arm with a palm between the fingers, symbol of martyrdom of 1394. and the tradition of the festival is also widespread in Taranta Peligna, where they prepare the 'panicelle', ie hand-shaped loaves that are distributed among the citizens, and, finally, in Lettomanoppello. AlsoFontevecchia has always honored the anniversary of the patron saint of the throat, Subject to a simple rite, but well rooted for the party, called 'Biasciora'. During the day is served, in the Holy Trinity church, an altar withthe classic bagels blessed. Next to devotional basket they are placed white candles, also blessed the day before, ie forCandlemas which falls on February 2, the popular feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and which also recalls the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Usually the candles are used on February 2 in the procession before the Mass, where the candle is the symbol of Christ 'light for revelation to the Gentiles'. On the day of San Biagio the same candles are usedfor the rite of blessing of the throat. At the end of the day they are taken home, a family, where they are stored and switchedto invoke divine protection during storms, hailstorms and other events for the protection of those who may be in dangerous conditions. In fact, every family tomorrow night will bring into your home a tarallo and a candle. As always aim of the Association is to Fontevecchiainvestigate and bring to light ancient customs, traditions sometimes lost and instead had a great significance, as well as religious ritual, for our grandparents. "

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The committee for the establishment of the Fontevecchia Association was formed in 2010 and is an active part of civil society with interventions relating to the environment, mobility, knowledge and integration. The purpose of the association, in addition to the protection of traditions, the territory and the aesthetic redevelopment of the village born in 1600, is articulated on a wide range of interventions.