The feast of St. Anthony celebrated today 19th June, 2011 at Siolim, Goa
It wasn’t raining the whole day except just before the end of
St. Anthony of Siolim is different. He is holding a giant ‘sorop’ or serpent
or cobra in his hand.
Actually, it’s not a sorop but a 'deuchar' or devil or satan in the form
of a snake.
It seems the Snake brought lot of fear and hardship at the time of construction of the
church thus making it impossible to carry on with the construction work etc (this must be around 1567.)
The workers together with the priest prayed to St Anthony and kept
the Saint's statue at their workplace.
The next morning the serpent or cobra was found dead around the base of the statue.
It is for this reason that the statue of St Anthony only in Siolim has a serpent in his hand. See pics
The Church also has the Saint's relic. - see pic
Normally. St. Anthony feast is celebrated on 13th June every year,
don’t know why this one on the 19th June (see edit/update below)
I saw some san’nas for sale in the feast fair something I see for the first time in the fair.
Guest what, I could not find my favourite 'Reuddio' in the whole of the
Feast fair or feri.
Just bought some Chonne and Khajem (see pics) returned back home since no Siolkar invited us for their feast :-)
Here are some pics
Inside of the Chruch
Main altar – Sant Anton
External St. Anthony with serpent
View from upstairs
Mass / Priests
Veneration or umao
Bonus pics (in plates)
Chonne or grams
Siolim Church in 2006
St. Anthony's Feast at Siolim etc
- Next year the feast would be on 17th June (this year 19th June, last year 13th June)
If the feast always celebrated on Sunday on or after 13th June
- Usually a feast is followed by 9 day preparations i.e. 9 = Nov (Nove) = NovenaHowever, St. Anthony feast is followed by 13 days of preparation
and hence 13 – tera (Treze) – Trezen
- Besides the St Anthony statue outside Church (facade / Niche ), there is another statue in the main altar carrying dangling Cobra as can be seen in the various pics and video
Also, check these pics in local dailies today and yesterday
In Herald - Todayhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra2/5856387402/sizes/l/
In GT - Yesterdayhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra2/5855835773/sizes/l/
Extra:‘Siole’ always reminds me of this dulpod we used to sing in wedding bus etc
SIOLE DONGRA SOKOLU TINGA EK AS’RE OKOLU (2)TEGE MAIM UDO TAPOITA, TI MAKA NAVONK APOITA (2)