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Incense in Santiago

MegH

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i arrive in Santiago on Wednesday 19th October. Will I be able to witness the incense swing in the cathedral that day or the next day?
 
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The Botafumeiro operates during the following Solemnities:

- The Epiphany: 6 January

- Resurrection Sunday

- The Ascension of the Lord

- The Apparition of the Apostle-Clavijo: 23 May

- Pentecost

- The Martyrdom of Saint James: 25 July

- The Assumption of Mary: 15 August

-All Saints: 1 November

-Christ the King

-The Immaculate Conception: 8 December

-Christmas: 25 December

-Transfer of the remains of the Apostle: 30 December

-Every Friday (except Holy Friday), at 7.30 pm

The Botafumeiro can also operate for pilgrimages that have duly requested it from the Cathedral. To reserve the Botafumeiro write an email to: botafumeiro@catedraldesantiago.es.
 
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both times I was there the Botafumeiro was used in the evening and not at the midday pilgrim mass. It was quite a moving experience for me.... You might be lucky!!!! I was twice.
 
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The Botafumeiro can also operate for pilgrimages that have duly requested it from the Cathedral. To reserve the Botafumeiro write an email to: botafumeiro@catedraldesantiago.es.
And duly payed it...
(Anyone requested it and know how much?)


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Martha567

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I was in Santiago at the Cathedral for the noon mass on May 18 and May 20, 2016. Botafumeiro was "in operation" both days.
 

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what verb applies to the swinging, flying, Incensing or botafuering of the botafumeriro.
 

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I love watching the botafumeiro being swung! The first time I saw it, the Cathedral was packed it was a disappointing view behind lots of people.... ! for the next mass, I went 2 hours earlier to get an aisle seat and I recorded the scene, then when it was all finished we burst into a hugmongous applause! Jz amazing!! Apologies I couldn't load the video here!
 

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I was very lucky, I spent several days in SdC and each day Mass included this. I tried my best to respect the Mass...but my last day I thought "surely it's OK if today, if this happens again, I make a video to show my family when I return..." So I tried to be discrete, and made my video. and downloading the pictures on return, my video was destroyed. :(
I'm happy for two things: first, that I saw it several times NOT through my camera lens, and second that this thread includes a link to see part of it...
 

AcrossTheWater3008

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I was very lucky, I spent several days in SdC and each day Mass included this. I tried my best to respect the Mass...but my last day I thought "surely it's OK if today, if this happens again, I make a video to show my family when I return..." So I tried to be discrete, and made my video. and downloading the pictures on return, my video was destroyed. :(
I'm happy for two things: first, that I saw it several times NOT through my camera lens, and second that this thread includes a link to see part of it...

Yeah.. it was difficult.... a lot of people were recording the scene ..... I dont know of any other cathedral with this practice... so it was a sensation to watch! My family and friends were captivated..... so much so some of my RC friends hv made plans to walk to Santiago too!
 

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I was at the Sunday mass at noon on September 25th and it was used. What a sight! I was lucky to be in the first row in the main nave. I videoed a minute of it and tried to keep my camera discrete, not in anyone else's field of view.
 
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i arrive in Santiago on Wednesday 19th October. Will I be able to witness the incense swing in the cathedral that day or the next day?
Best chance - try to find a group of wealthy tourist arriving on a bus - their guides/tour leaders get them to all contribute E20 (time 30 = E600) which they then "donate" to Cathedral maintenance and in return the Botafumeiro happily swings. Otherwise its Friday.

To follow up on SY list of annual dates: Pentecost for 2017 is Sunday 4 June - so start adjusting your walking schedule..!!??
Cheers
 
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MegH

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During September 2016 the Botafumeiro was used 41 times.
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This does surprise me. I know it was used at noon mass on wed 19th and Thurs 20th October and will be done routinely tonight at 7.30pm mass. I saw the men practising earlier in the day. Very dramatic! On to Finisterre today. Beautiful walk ...
 

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