The Immaculate Conception falls this Saturday 23-N to the reunion with his devotees of Maracaibo
With a Eucharist, presided by the parish priest Jose Gregorio Andrade, at 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 23, the festivities in honor of the Immaculate Conception, whose image will descend in the temple of Santa Barbara, located in the Maracaibo's central town, to meet its devotees and then leave in procession.
December 8 is the big day of its celebration. Since 1908, this image has been venerated in the Zulian capital, which is why it is considered the oldest religious holiday in the city.
Every year, for a favor granted, he receives a wedding dress as a donation and Maria Perea, one of Maria's daughters for more than 70 years, is responsible for adjusting the clothing tailored to the Immaculate, says Humberto Isea, one of his devotees.
In 1877 she was declared by Pope Pius Nono as the patron saint of the Santa Barbara temple, according to the research that Isea has done.
For the day of their solemnity, 8-D, they will perform three masses: the first at 9:00 in the morning, the second at 12:00 noon, and the third at 5:00 in the afternoon and will be chaired by Monsignor Jose Luis Azuaje Ayala, archbishop of the city and president of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV).
This year the Immaculate Conception bagpipe will be released, written by piper Argenis Sanchez, who plays it with Endri Mendez and Los Chiquinquirenos. The story tells its story framed by a waterfall that symbolizes its appearance in the town of Lourdes in France.
This religious celebration is also held in the municipalities of La Canada de Urdaneta, San Francisco and Jesus Enrique Lossada.