Band music and nagaswaram part of church feast procession in R. A. Puram

Our Lady of Guidance Church in R. A. Puram, also known as saint Lazarus Church celebrated the 441st feast of saint Lazarus on January 28 and 29 in a grand manner.

The church was lit up and decorated.

The streets surrounding the church were also lit up and wore a festive look.

Last Saturday evening, after the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Manuel, the nine cars ( ther) that carry the statues of saints were blessed by the priests before being taken out in procession around the streets surrounding the church.

Fr. Y. F. Bosco, parish priest said that this year, the cars were newly made from teakwood.

The nine statues taken out in procession were archangel Michael, saint Santiago, saint Sebastian, saint Francis Xavier, saint Roche, saint Anthony of Padua, saint Joseph, saint Lazarus and Our Lady ( Nakshatra Madha).

The band music was provided by Leo Band and this year there was a nagaswaram troupe too. Crackers were burst along the way.

The procession got back to the church around midnight.
On Sunday morning after the English Mass at 9.15, all the nine statues were again taken out in procession.
– Report by Juliana Sridhar 
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