Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Spanish Canons, Gaudix, Spain

I know that we have a contingency of readers who are quite interested in canons as well as elements such as the vesture of canons, so I thought it was worth sharing the following photos from the Cathedral of Gaudix, Spain, which show five new canons who were recently appointed by the bishop of the same diocese, Mgr. Ginés García.

The ceremony involved the sung Divine Office and after the ceremony a local tradition took place which saw the new canons tossing coins to the gathered congregation -- apparently a gesture that was done in the past as an act of charity, but which today is kept mainly as a symbolic tradition, with donations instead being made to a charitable organization that helps the poor and needy.

Here are a couple of photos of the event.

The story came to our attention via Acción Litúrgica. (The photos and story were originally provided by Semana Santa de Baza.)

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