La “Notte delli Luminari” a Monteleone di Orvieto (TR) ripropone un’usanza contenuta nello Statuto Comunale del 1643, a sua volta una rielaborazione di codici risalenti al XIII e XIV secolo, se non prima. E per la precisione al capitolo 50, libro I dello Statuto, viene indicato che: “Ogni anno il Comune dovrà donare un cero di cinque libbre alla Chiesa nella festa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo”, co-patroni del comune orvietano.

E così il 28 Giugno di ogni anno, vigilia appunto dei festeggiamenti per i due santi, a partire dalle ore 21:00 60 figuranti in costume trecentesco sfilano per le vie del paese mettendo in scena la cerimonia di offerta del cero votivo all’autorità religiosa da parte dell’autorità civile.
Da notare come la scelta del cero non sia casuale. Infatti la cera, come ad esempio l’olio, era un bene prezioso nel 1300. E le autorità civili, in questo modo, provvedevano all’approvvigionamento della stessa per la Chiesa.

Domenica 29 Giugno 2012 alle ore 17:00 Festa dei Santi Patroni Pietro e Paolo, con S. Messa solenne e celebrazione delle Cresime.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The “Notte delli Luminari” (Night of the Luminaries) in Monteleone di Orvieto (TR) put on again a practice contained in the Municipal Statute of 1643, itself a reworking of codes dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, if not before. And to be precise in Chapter 50, Book I of the Statute, states that: “Every year the Municipality will donate a candle of five pounds to the Church on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul”, co-patrons of Monteleone di Orvieto.

And so on June 28th of each year, just before the celebrations for the two saints, beginning at 21:00 60 walkers-on in fourteenth-century costume parade through the streets of the town putting up the ceremony of offering of the votive candle to the religious authority by the civil authority.
Notice how the choice of the candle is not random. In fact, the wax, such as oil, was a valuable asset in the 1300. And the civil authorities, thus, were provided to supply the same to the Church.

Sunday, June 29th, 2012 at 17:00 Feast of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul, High Mass and celebration of the Confirmations.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The “Notte delli Luminari” (Night of the Luminaries) in Monteleone di Orvieto (TR) put on again a practice contained in the Municipal Statute of 1643, itself a reworking of codes dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, if not before. And to be precise in Chapter 50, Book I of the Statute, states that: “Every year the Municipality will donate a candle of five pounds to the Church on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul”, co-patrons of Monteleone di Orvieto.

And so on June 28th of each year, just before the celebrations for the two saints, beginning at 21:00 60 walkers-on in fourteenth-century costume parade through the streets of the town putting up the ceremony of offering of the votive candle to the religious authority by the civil authority.
Notice how the choice of the candle is not random. In fact, the wax, such as oil, was a valuable asset in the 1300. And the civil authorities, thus, were provided to supply the same to the Church.

Sunday, June 29th, 2012 at 17:00 Feast of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul, High Mass and celebration of the Confirmations.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The “Notte delli Luminari” (Night of the Luminaries) in Monteleone di Orvieto (TR) put on again a practice contained in the Municipal Statute of 1643, itself a reworking of codes dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, if not before. And to be precise in Chapter 50, Book I of the Statute, states that: “Every year the Municipality will donate a candle of five pounds to the Church on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul”, co-patrons of Monteleone di Orvieto.

And so on June 28th of each year, just before the celebrations for the two saints, beginning at 21:00 60 walkers-on in fourteenth-century costume parade through the streets of the town putting up the ceremony of offering of the votive candle to the religious authority by the civil authority.
Notice how the choice of the candle is not random. In fact, the wax, such as oil, was a valuable asset in the 1300. And the civil authorities, thus, were provided to supply the same to the Church.

Sunday, June 29th, 2012 at 17:00 Feast of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul, High Mass and celebration of the Confirmations.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The “Notte delli Luminari” (Night of the Luminaries) in Monteleone di Orvieto (TR) put on again a practice contained in the Municipal Statute of 1643, itself a reworking of codes dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, if not before. And to be precise in Chapter 50, Book I of the Statute, states that: “Every year the Municipality will donate a candle of five pounds to the Church on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul”, co-patrons of Monteleone di Orvieto.

And so on June 28th of each year, just before the celebrations for the two saints, beginning at 21:00 60 walkers-on in fourteenth-century costume parade through the streets of the town putting up the ceremony of offering of the votive candle to the religious authority by the civil authority.
Notice how the choice of the candle is not random. In fact, the wax, such as oil, was a valuable asset in the 1300. And the civil authorities, thus, were provided to supply the same to the Church.

Sunday, June 29th, 2012 at 17:00 Feast of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul, High Mass and celebration of the Confirmations.

Fabrizio Galeazzi