Real Cofradía del Santísimo Cristo del Hallazgo y la Virgen Dolorosa
Foundation Year: 1992
Canonical See: San José de Villafranqueza Parish
Santísimo Cristo del Hallazgo • Anonymous 16th century
Sorrowful Virgin • Anonymous 1803
As main elements we find the Holy Cross and the nails, elements of the passion of Christ, framed by a square phylactery indicating the name of the main holder of the Brotherhood. Finishing off the upper part is the crown of thorns, also a symbol of the passion of Christ, from which rays emanate, a symbol of the omnipotence of God.
It is traditional for this Brotherhood to wear a purple button-down vest and mask. White cape with the coat of arms of the brotherhood on it at shoulder height. They wear white gloves and cord at the waist, black shoes and the Brotherhood medal.
Brotherhood made up of the residents of the popular neighborhood of Villafranqueza "El Palamó". It began to take shape during the year 1992 and joining the Junta Mayor on October 27, 1992. It parades, for the first time, on Palm Sunday, April 4, 1993, moving its processional parade to the streets of downtown Alicante.
The titular image, the Christ of the Hallazgo, comes from the Capuchin Convent of Alicante, to which it was donated by Lluisa Conca i Amorrich, who inherited it from her mother in 1777. This Levantine Baroque carving was subjected to restoration a few years ago to end the problems that endangered its conservation. The Christ is carried on his shoulders on an aluminum stretcher and is accompanied by twelve men dressed in Hebrew representing the twelve apostles, plus a section of mantilla ladies carrying the attributes of passion.
The Sorrowful Virgin was a particular commission from the Royal Regidor of Alicante, dating from the 19th century, being enthroned on September 18, 1803.
Since June 14, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses The Princes of Asturias, today the Kings of Spain, are part of the Honor roll of this Brotherhood.
Musical contribution to Holy Week