September 22, 2018

Celebrating the 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, New York (Part 1)

Mass and the Procession
Evviva San Gennaro!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
A look at Wednesday’s 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood in Little Italy, New York. (See part 2, the Procession Continued and Dinner)
Mass was concelebrated with Bishop John J. O’Hara
(L) Soprano Cristina Fontanelli sings Ave Maria in Italian.
(R) Bishop O'Hara blesses the congregation with the relic of San Gennaro
Members of the US Delegation of the Sacred Military
Constantinian Order of St. George were in attendance
(Above & below) The Order had the honor of
carrying the statue from the sanctuary
At the portal, the statue is handed off to the Giglio Boys
Departing the church
The procession stops by the outdoor chapel on Mulberry Street
Sauntering through Little Italy
The Knights of Columbus served as honor guard
(Above & below) Festive street lights line Mulberry Street
Always great to see our pals Charlie, Paula, Vincenzina, Elena and Marilena
As always, Ernest Magliano and the rest of the
Figli di San Gennaro did a terrific job
Chef Giuseppe Marrone shows his devotion to our glorious patron
(Above & below) Devotees take turns carrying the statue
Faccia Gialla