Peru: Believers form long queues to worship Lord of Miracles

Photo: ANDINA/Andres Valle

Photo: ANDINA/Andres Valle

14:02 | Lima, Nov. 1.

Citizens who believe in Señor de Los Milagros (Lord of Miracles) waited in line outside Las Nazarenas Church in Lima on Monday, the last day established to visit the religious image, thus closing Purple Month activities.

Adults, youth, children, and people in wheelchairs waited several hours for the doors of the temple to open.

Complying with the protocols to protect themselves from COVID-19 contagion, guests enter the temple for one minute and a half and then leave to allow other believers to have the same opportunity.

The closing of the Lord of Miracles month featured a mass with a maximum capacity of 100 people.

The activities will come to an end this evening.

About Lord of Miracles

Known as the Christ of Pachacamilla, Lord of Miracles constitutes Peru's most heavily attended religious festivity and is celebrated by all strata of society in homage to the Crucified Christ.

This image is a replica of a centuries-old mural of the crucifixion painted by a slave in the 17th century.

The Lord of Miracles became a motive for worship after the wall on which it was painted miraculously survived a destructive earthquake unscathed.


Published: 11/1/2021
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