Thursday, April 19, 2012

Good Friday Procession Carroll Gardens

All images © Valery Rizzo

While shooting my recent monthly photo feature for Nona Brooklyn, an Old-school Italian story, (about some of the generations-old Italian restaurants, bakeries and Italian specialty shops in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens) which you can see here, I heard about the procession performed on Good Friday. I have only seen processions in Italy and the fact that it happens right here in Brooklyn as well, I found truly interesting.

Brooklyn's oldest Italian parish, Scared Hearts - St. Stephens Church process through the streets of Carroll Gardens marking the Holyday of Good Friday. Traditional Italian hymns, an Italian funeral band, processing men, women and children re-inact the last steps of Christ to his tomb, by candlelight. More information about the procession can be found here.

The first shot will be part of my Brooklyn book which you can see more of here.

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