The 2013 Festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, [Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles], taking place on the weekend of May 3, 4, and 5, in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, will be broadcast live online on the Internet.
According to a statement from the organizers, on May 3, viewers around the world will be able to watch the Santuário da Esperança illuminations and the Campo de S. Francisco traditional evening event; on May 4, viewers will be able to see the Procissão da Mudança and the outdoor Mass; and on May 5, the traditional main procession will be broadcast live online.
To watch the festivities on the Internet viewers need to log on to http://www.santo-cristo.com. Last year over 14,000 people watched the festivities online. RTP/Açores will also broadcast the festivities live and online >> Emissão 1 >> Emissão 2 >> For details click here.
Nearly 400 years old, the Festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres [Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles] , is the largest religious celebration of the Azores. The tradition attracts many thousands of Azorean pilgrims returning home for the festivities.
According to the 2013 Festivities Program, distinguished guests for the religious event include Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, MA. A former Bishop of Fall River, MA, O’Malley was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006. He is a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, commonly known as the Capuchins. O’Malley was considered a contender to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on February 28, 2013.