Feast of the Most Holy Crucifix in Isnello


Feast of the Most Holy Crucifix in Isnello

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 May 2025

 Isnello (PA)

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The feast of the Holy Crucifix in Isnello is a moment awaited and attended by the entire population. The feast traditionally takes place between the end of April and the beginning of May.
The feast day is preceded by a period of preparation known as crunedda, days in which songs and prayers are recited in dialect.
On the feast day there is a suggestive procession of the Most Holy Crucifix of Santa Maria Maggiore, carried on the shoulders of the members of the Confraternity of the Assunta. These wear a white robe with a cross embroidered on the chest and a light blue belt.
In the afternoon of the feast day, before the holy celebration, the frottole are played and sung. The Frottole are sacred hymns, performed with the orchestra, which the confraternities of Isnello commissioned from Sicilian composers in the 19th century. The tradition of Frottole is inscribed in the Register of Intangible Heritage of the Sicily region.

Dates and Scheduling

1 May 2024

08:00 Tour of the “F. Bajardi” band of Isnello through the streets of the country.

09:00 Holy Mass.

10:00 Holy Mass in the MOTHER CHURCH.

10:15 Tour of the “F. Bajardi” band of Isnello through the streets of the country.

11:00 Holy Mass with the participation of the Brothers.
The celebration will be animated by the CHILDREN'S VOICES CHORUS.

16:30 FROTTOLA
con la partecipazione di
Coro “ANIMA GENTIS”, Isnello
Coro Voci Bianche del Conservatorio, PALERMO
Corale Musica per l'Uomo
Cefalù e Banda Musicate “F. BAJARDI", ISNELLO
Direzione a cura del Maestro Antonio Sottile

18:30 Holy Vesper Mass with the participation of the brothers carrying the SS. Crucifix.

19:30 SOLEMN PROCESSION.
The small fercolo adorned with ears of wheat and pods of green beans is carried in procession through the streets of the village, accompanied by the devout participation of the faithful.


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