Saturday, 2 June 2012

Santiago and the Pilgrims' Mass - Wednesday May 16th

After a slow start to the day we went round to the Pilgrims' Office for 11.30 as we had been asked. We, and a newly arrived Irish pilgrim were invited to join with the Amigos at the Welcomers inauguration service. An unexpected honour to be included in this, given a blue T-shirt and a front seat in the Cathedral, along with some of the Amigos and representatives of both the English and Irish Confraternities. The service itself was truly wonderful and at the end the Botafumeiro swung. At that point we got our cameras out and took these photos and a video clip, part of which you can see on Flickr.

Preparing the botafumeiro

The botafumeiro set swinging

Coming back to rest

The botafumeiro swinging

There are more photos of the Primitivo there too.

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