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 Members of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross of Foce meet together in a chapel next to the main church to finalised the preparations for the ceremony.    Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 These skull and bones are one of the most ancient relic. They symbolise the  Golgotha.    Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 The women, playing the role of the Virgin, wear a long black robe.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 Members of the Brotherhood get helped each other to wear the tunic for the ceremony.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 Members of the Brotherhood take the tunics from canvas bags.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 The cap is a sign of humility and once it covers the face it allows anonymity and hence it erases every class difference.   Gubbio, Italy. Ester 2015.
       
     
 A big crowd wait for the beginning of the ceremony outside the church.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 A member of the Brotherhood holds the cross of Christ.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 The crown of thirty-three grains of wood, as the years of Christ. It testifies the ancient custom, no longer practiced, to beat the body as a sign of penance.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 Some members of the Brotherhood convey symbols of the passion of Christ.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 Some members of the Brotherhood convey the Dead Christ on a special decorated canopy.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 Some members of the Brotherhood convey the Virgin Mary on a special decorated canopy.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 A member conveys a cross throughout the whole rite.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     
 Women sing the Miserere, a very ancient Latin chant invoking God’s mercy.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015
       
     
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 Members of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross of Foce meet together in a chapel next to the main church to finalised the preparations for the ceremony.    Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

Members of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross of Foce meet together in a chapel next to the main church to finalised the preparations for the ceremony. 

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 These skull and bones are one of the most ancient relic. They symbolise the  Golgotha.    Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

These skull and bones are one of the most ancient relic. They symbolise the Golgotha.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 The women, playing the role of the Virgin, wear a long black robe.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

The women, playing the role of the Virgin, wear a long black robe.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 Members of the Brotherhood get helped each other to wear the tunic for the ceremony.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

Members of the Brotherhood get helped each other to wear the tunic for the ceremony.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 Members of the Brotherhood take the tunics from canvas bags.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

Members of the Brotherhood take the tunics from canvas bags.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 The cap is a sign of humility and once it covers the face it allows anonymity and hence it erases every class difference.   Gubbio, Italy. Ester 2015.
       
     

The cap is a sign of humility and once it covers the face it allows anonymity and hence it erases every class difference.

Gubbio, Italy. Ester 2015.

 A big crowd wait for the beginning of the ceremony outside the church.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

A big crowd wait for the beginning of the ceremony outside the church.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 A member of the Brotherhood holds the cross of Christ.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

A member of the Brotherhood holds the cross of Christ.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 The crown of thirty-three grains of wood, as the years of Christ. It testifies the ancient custom, no longer practiced, to beat the body as a sign of penance.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

The crown of thirty-three grains of wood, as the years of Christ. It testifies the ancient custom, no longer practiced, to beat the body as a sign of penance.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 Some members of the Brotherhood convey symbols of the passion of Christ.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

Some members of the Brotherhood convey symbols of the passion of Christ.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 Some members of the Brotherhood convey the Dead Christ on a special decorated canopy.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

Some members of the Brotherhood convey the Dead Christ on a special decorated canopy.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 Some members of the Brotherhood convey the Virgin Mary on a special decorated canopy.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

Some members of the Brotherhood convey the Virgin Mary on a special decorated canopy.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 A member conveys a cross throughout the whole rite.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.
       
     

A member conveys a cross throughout the whole rite.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015.

 Women sing the Miserere, a very ancient Latin chant invoking God’s mercy.   Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015
       
     

Women sing the Miserere, a very ancient Latin chant invoking God’s mercy.

Gubbio, Italy. Easter 2015