PROCESSIONS IN THE STREETS OF LISBOA

Processions are worship manifestations in every countries and religions, being an external and public manifestation of faith.

There are several processions throughout the year in different areas of the country, being some associated to pagan festivals.

In Lisboa, we highlight those that, by their tradition, are the most important in the city's life and involve the participation of the population, not only local, but also visitors / tourists.

Nossa Senhora da Luz Procession

Route: Luz Church – Fonte Street - Neves Costa Street – Correia road - Jogo da Bola Square - Maria Brown Street – Fonte Street – Luz Garden – Luz Church

 

Corpus Christi

may 31, 2018

11.30 am - Mass at the Cathederal  Presiding D. Manuel Clemente, Cardinal-Patriarch of Lisboa

1.00 pm to 4 pm - Eucharistic Adoration at the Cathederal

5pm - Procession starts at the Cathedral

          Route : Starts and ends at Largo da Sé

6.30pm – Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at Largo da Sé

 

The Solemnity of the most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, usually known as Corpus Christi, was institued by Pope Urban IV in 1264 and it takes place sixty days after Easter. It is originally celebrated on a thursday emphasizing the institution of the Eucharist, wich was observed om Holy Thursday, at the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles, a memorial of his infinite Love towards Humanity. In Portugal it is now celebrates on a Sunday in June.

In Lisboa the feast of Corpus Christi is enhanced by the Procession through some of the downtown streets, during wich the Blassed Sacrament is carried and held aloft in the middle of thousands of believers, in a demonstration of faith. From the 15th century onwards it assumes a wider significance and in the 17th century it becames the oldest and most attended of all the porcessions.

 

Source: Patriarcado de Lisboa

Santo António Procession

13 june 2018

12 am: Mass
5 pm: Procession

 

Route:

Santo António Church - Sé  Square - Cruzes da Sé - S. João da Praça street (enters S. João image) - S. Rafael Square - S. Miguel Street (enters S. Miguel image) – Regueira Street – Remédios Street – Vigário Street - Santo Estêvão Square (enters Santo Estêvão image) - Escolas Gerais Street (enters S. Vicente image) -  S. Tomé sidewalk - S. Tomé Street - Portas do Sol Square - Santa Luzia Square (enters S. Tiago image) – Limoeiro Street - S. Martinho Square - Augusto Rosa Street – Pedras Negras street - Correio velho sidewalk - Sé Square (liturgical celebration) - Santo António Square - Santo António Church

 

Senhor dos Passos (Alfama) Procession

Route: Santo Estêvão Church – Vigário Street – Remédios Street - Museu de Artilharia Street - Jardim do Tabaco Street - Chafariz de Dentro Square – Remédios Street - Santo Estêvão Square - Santo Estêvão Church

 

Nossa Senhora da Saúde Procession

may 6, 2018:

15H00

Streets of Mouraria