Procession of the Holy Christ of the Afflicted (Holy Monday)
The Cross of the Body and the Cross of the Soul, one of Passion and the other of Compassion.
When the moon of Coria rises with shallow gasps and turns bluish-grey on the night of Holy Monday, the solemn procession, which is the foundation of the Confraternity of the Penitents of Holy Christ of the Afflicted, will penetrate the very souls of the faithful.
Torches carried by dozens of brothers dressed in the Franciscan monastic habits, white gloves and cords that, in sepulchral silence broken only by the dull sound of a handbell and the weak rumbling of a drum, illuminate the Historic Centre. Between lights and shadows, the charming streets and squares seem to whisper their spell and assert the traces etched on them over the centuries. The singing voices of all men beg for mercy with the interpretation of the final Miserere a cappella.