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PHOTOS: The procession of the Holy Blood - The Netherlands

Photo of the Day | Thu Feb 01 2018
BOXMEERSE VAART,HOLY BLOOD

Romy Arroyo Fernandez | NurPhoto | AFP

Photo of the Day: February 1, 2018

People take part in the “Boxmeerse Vaart,” an ancient procession that originated in the year 1400 in Boxmeer, Netherlands. Thousands of people attended the procession, which has been held every year on second Sunday after Whitsun (Pentecost). The tradition commemorates the time when a priest doubted the conversion of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. When blood spilled over the edge of the chalice and a drop of blood remained on the corporal (white linen), the priest immediately recognized his error. This corporal has been kept in a silver reliquary since that time and is brought out for the Boxmeer-Procession.

Photo by Romy Arroyo Fernandez for NurPhoto via AFP

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