Seville (EFE).- The Sevillian spring shines in all its nuances in a “Madrugá” with six brotherhoods in the street, with thousands of reasons that make this event unique among all those on the brotherhood calendar, from the sobriety with which El Silence walks through the streets with unrestrained devotion to Esperanza de Triana and La Macarena.
It is true that the two Esperanzas of the Sevillian night get a good part of the looks and prayers of residents and visitors, but it is always with the permission of the Great Power, El Calvario and Los Gitanos, who complete the sextet of brotherhoods that will tour the city until almost three in the afternoon on Good Friday.
The Sevillian “Madrugá” is so intense that Montesión or El Valle, brotherhoods of Holy Thursday, gathered when Sentence came out, and while the Christs took to the streets, the Lord of Seville -the Great Power- did the same, in front of his virgin , that of María Santísima del Mayor Dolor y Traspaso.
The clock marked just 1.20 when the Silence entered the official race, the one that all the Sevillian brotherhoods have to cross on the way to the Cathedral in their penance station, very close to their church, which meant that one of the images could be seen tonight, that of the Nazarenes with their candles parallel to their bodies, since they do not lean on their waists until the entire brotherhood is in the street.
La Esperanza Macarena, punctual on the street
An “Early Morning” that, like all Holy Week in Seville, is governed by a schedule that is Law, which means that at half past twelve the passage of the Lord of the Judgment, the Christ who precedes Esperanza Macarena, rises , with their foreman, Jose María Rojas Marcos, asking at the exit “especially for the sick who cannot accompany us.”
For this foreman, by the way, the night is not just any night, because he had to take his brotherhood out into the street four days after his mother died, precisely on Palm Sunday, when he led a walk through the streets of Seville in the first day of Sevillan Holy Week.
Thousands of Nazarenes had to come out – the brotherhood has about 3,900 – so that at 1:44 p.m. La Macarena could be seen on the street, and only 25 minutes later the Lord of the Three Falls from the Mariners’ Chapel, his house and the from Esperanza de Triana, on the narrow Calle Pureza used to crowding so as not to miss a detail of a night to remember.
To say that this street has become too small is something more than a way of speaking, seeing how it looked when at 3.22 the candlesticks of the Virgin peeked through the lintel of her chapel, received, after the National Anthem, with the march of José Albero ‘Hope of Triana crowned’.
And the night has passed in peace, with the Brotherhood of the Holy Christ of Calvary and Our Lady of the Presentation opening its temple at 4:00 so that all of them could already be with the people, on a night that was born because 246 years ago the Brotherhood of the Silencio violated the Law of the Council of Castilla, which prohibited processions after sunset, but when he left at dawn he started, without knowing it at the time, the first procession of the “Madrugá”.
Great security device
And all this, in an armored city so that nothing disturbs the processions, with a security device with more than 6,000 people including security forces and bodies, health device and other municipal services, and only in the field of security They account for 1,870 agents of the National Police, 1,204 agents of the Civil Guard and 1,055 agents of the Local Police.
Until the departure from Calvario, no more than a dozen incidents had been registered in the Andalusian capital by 112, which summed up the night up to that moment in attentions derived from some fainting, dizziness and someone with more alcohol in the body than recommended for such a long night
Meanwhile, the afternoon-night of Holy Thursday left the problems derived from a small detachment of a cornice on Sierpes street, which forced the delimitation of an area of chairs, and a fire on the balcony of a house on Asunción street, which it delayed the return of Cigarreras for almost half an hour, but everything went as normal to give way to the night that Seville always keeps in its memory.