Pietrowice Śląskie

Easter horse procession in Pietrowice Śląskie, 1984, photo by Krzysztof Niedenthal. The cavalcade sets off from the parish church of Saints Vitus, Modest and Crescentia to the pilgrimage church of Holy Cross. The priest is also on horseback, wearing liturgical vestments, namely a cassock, alb, cope and biretta. This procession, in which the processional cross, the figure of the Risen Christ and the second cross with a red stole is accompanied with prayers for a blessing for farmers and harvest, and riding around the fields on parish borders.