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Corpus Domini procession – flowers on the road

Corpus Domini procession – flowers on the road

Petals are arranged in patterns, quite often featuring hearts, on the streets the procession will pass through on its way up to the Duomo.

Every year, sixty days after Easter, the Church celebrates “Corpus Domini”: a religious solemnity in honour of the Eucharist (the ‘body’ – corpus – of Christ in the sacramental sign of bread): an observance that first developed in Italy during the thirteenth century and in 1263 was extended by Pope Urban IV to all of […]

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Venerdi Santo – La Via della Croce

Venerdi Santo – La Via della Croce

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to […]

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Via Crucis in Barga Vecchia

Via Crucis in Barga Vecchia

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis

La Via Crucis (dal latino, Via della Croce – anche detta Via Dolorosa) è un rito della Chiesa cattolica con cui si ricostruisce e commemora il percorso doloroso di Cristo che si avvia alla crocifissione sul Golgota. L’itinerario spirituale della Via Crucis è stato in tempi recenti completato con l’introduzione della Via Lucis — che […]

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Camminata con i Re Magi in Barga

Camminata con i Re Magi in Barga

Procession through Barga Vecchia to celebrate 6th January

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Presepe Vivente 2018 – the arrival of the Madonna

Presepe Vivente 2018 – the arrival of the Madonna

Eventually they make their way up to the Duomo where in a stable, miracle of miracles, a live baby appears in the arms of Mary followed moments later by the arrival of three Kings arriving bearing gifts just as a rocket is fired up into the night sky.

The gradually evolving form of the event goes under the blanket description of “tradition” and is therefore a difficult animal to pin down but once again for the 38th time, the annual event in Barga took place in Barga this evening The Presepe Vivente is one of those traditional events which happen in Barga once […]

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Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Il primato spetta alla "Maria", la campana piccola del 1580, che suonerà il suo 436° doppio. Seguono staccate le altre 2 campane, la "Concetta" chiamata così in onore dell'Immacolata Concezione e la "S. Cristoforo", Patrono di Barga.

The traditional religious festival of the Immaculate Conception, held every year on the eighth of December would not be complete in Barga without the sound of the bells in the Duomo ringing out over the city for one solid hour the night before on the 7th December – the  so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”  and tonight […]

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Procession Santa Maria 2018

Procession Santa Maria 2018

the last time the image of Madonna was carried through the streets was in 2008

It is a procession which only happens every 10 years but this evening not even the approaching rain clouds and an official warning of bad weather issued by the Tuscan authorities managed to slow the procession from the Chiesa  di Santa Maria alla Fornacetta as they walked around the medieval streets of Barga carrying the image […]

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The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

with temperatures hovering round the 38 degree mark, the chapel is dedicated to the Madonna della Neve, The Madonna of the Snow, the irony of which was not lost by those suffering in the heat.

The Alpini were out in force this afternoon at the SS.Madonna della Neve, the Chiesina degli Alpini at Palmente on the road to Loppia just outside Barga. The chiesina used to be a sorry ruin but was restored a decade ago and is now once more being used by the community. The Alpini were there […]

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Procession Perdono di Assisi 2018

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2018

The following is the text that has been used on barganews since 2003 to describe the events that take place during the procession Perdono di Assisi every 2nd August. In keeping with this tradition we have used the same words this year to describe the event as basically nothing has changed. The tradition continues. It’s […]

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Concerto Corale – SS. Annunziata BARGA

Concerto Corale – SS. Annunziata BARGA

SS. Annunziata in Barga Vecchia was the location for a choir concert this evening featuring three local choirs from Lucca, Gallicano and Barga

coro dell’istituto “machiavelli” di Lucca Corale polifonica di Gallicano  Coro dell’isi di Barga           

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Flowers on the road for Corpus Domini procession

Flowers on the road for Corpus Domini procession

Petals are arranged in patterns, quite often featuring hearts, on the streets the procession will pass through on its way up to the Duomo.

Every year, sixty days after Easter, the Church celebrates “Corpus Domini”: a religious solemnity in honour of the Eucharist (the ‘body’ – corpus – of Christ in the sacramental sign of bread): an observance that first developed in Italy during the thirteenth century and in 1263 was extended by Pope Urban IV to all of […]

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L’ora di Barga – Maggio 2018 No.532

L’ora di Barga – Maggio 2018 No.532

Giovedì 3 maggio alle ore 19.00 nella chiesa di San Pietro in Campo il nostro Arcivescovo ha incontrato i ragazzi di Barga che faranno la Cresima il prossimo 2 giugno, quelli di Fornaci che hanno fatto la Cresima lo scorso 28 aprile e il gruppo del dopo- cresima. insieme agli animatori e a don Giovanni. […]

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