Spanish Catholics Getting Crazy on Good Friday

This is the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church tonight in Mt Pleasant: a Good Friday procession right out of the Old Country.

Good Friday in DC

Be it anywhere in South America or South Italy, the procession was the same. There was a walking cross, a Jesus Christ laid to rest, the Virgin Mary, and even Roman soldiers all prepared for Easter Sunday..

Best of all, music right from the Godfather blaring loud and ominous over the crowd as it slowly staggered across 16th Street and down Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

Now that I am almost a homeowner in Petworth with my half-million dollar mortgage, I am going to miss these moments of Catholic culture in Columbia Heights.

Yes, traffic will flow faster on Easter, but the sounds of Latin mass (in Spanish, Vietnamese, French, and Haitian Creole) will be less.

3 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on April 7th, 2007 @ 10:50 am

    Like all things Roman Catholic, that picture gives me the creeps.


  2. thelordthygod (unregistered) on April 7th, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    Doug, I think you mispelt “superstitious.”


  3. wayan (unregistered) on April 7th, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

    You should have seen the way these guys were rocking back and forth holding the dead JC. It didn’t give me the creeps, it made me want what some of that Catholic wine!



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