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Pinhole: Corpus in Patzún


Townspeople of Patzún prepare a processional rug during Corpus Christi. Photo: Monodelespacio
Townspeople of Patzún prepare a processional rug during Corpus Christi. Photo: Monodelespacio

The town of Patzún, located 47,5 kilometres west of Antigua, recently held their Corpus Christi celebrations, a Catholic observance commemorating the reality of the body and blood of Christ during the Eucharist. After the third mass of the day at 11am, a procession took off from the church. Unlike the ones during Semana Santa, this processional march doesn’t include a float. Instead, they carry a large piece of silver called “Custodio”, which holds a communion wafer representing the body of Christ.

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