Iglesia cristo medinaceli madrid

Iglesia cristo medinaceli madrid

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Este templo, declarado basílica menor por el Papa Pablo VI en 1973, se levanta en el solar del antiguo Convento de Trinitarios Descalzos de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación. Es la sede canónica de la Archicofradía Primada de la Real e Ilustre Esclavitud de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno de Medinaceli.  En la actualidad está regentada por una comunidad de la Orden de Hermanos Menores Capuchinos.

La famosa estatua de Cristo mide 1,73 metros de altura y data de la primera mitad del siglo XVII. Fue tallada en Sevilla, lo que explica que su iconografía corresponda a la de Cristo escuchando su «Sentencia». En 1682 fue traída a Madrid, donde llegó entre rumores de milagros. Ese mismo año se celebró la primera procesión, a la que asistió «todo Madrid»: fieles plebeyos, la nobleza y la casa real. Desde entonces, cada año se celebra una gran peregrinación el primer viernes de marzo, a la que asiste un miembro de la familia real para rezar al famoso Nazareno.

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The Trinitarian Father Fray Pedro de los Angeles offered the sultan sums of money for the ransom of slaves and religious images. Specifically, the Muslims offered the Trinitarians the carving of the Nazarene if in exchange they would give them their weight in gold. Miraculously, the scales did not weigh what Muley Ismael expected, so he had to settle for the indicated payment, which some put at thirty coins. The legend could not be missing in the rescue of the Christ of Medinaceli.

Many wonder why a Trinitarian scapular hangs from the neck of the Christ of Medinaceli. The truth is that the answer is found precisely in its rescue, carried out by this religious order that placed this element to all the captives they freed in Morocco, including the sacred images. Since then, the carving is displayed with this object that recalls its captivity and rescue. In January 1682, the religious effigies were transferred to Ceuta, and from there to Seville, to the Convent of the Trinitarians. However, Charles II ordered that they be taken to the Villa y Corte of Madrid, where they were received with triumphalism.

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Due to the belligerent situation of the time, the religious decided to hide the Sacred Effigy, being buried in the cellars, today Crypt of the Minor Basilica, inside an oak wood box made for that purpose wrapped between sheets to protect it from humidity. It was 10 o’clock at night on July 17, 1936.

As it is of imagining with the devotion that is professed to this Sacred Image, they are innumerable the devout gifts with which it is rewarded so many favors granted and so much peace obtained through its glance.

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«They took them to the King (the seized images), who, saying affronting words to them and making fun of them, ordered them to be outraged and thrown to the Lions so that they would be thrown away as if they were made of human flesh. The King ordered the most beautiful bust of Jesus Christ the Nazarene to be dragged and thrown down a hill, mocking and mocking the beautiful portrait…».

The Civil War forced to make a new pilgrimage to the Christ of Medinaceli, whose image had been saved from a picket of revolutionaries by the devotees and neighbors of the convent on March 13, 1936. The friars hid it in the basement of the convent, but it was discovered and delivered to the Board of the Treasure that moved it to Valencia, from there to Barcelona and finally with all the Artistic Treasure to the Swiss city of Geneva.

Iglesia cristo medinaceli madrid
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