Brotherhood La Vera Cruz y el Santo Sepulcro


As it is said in the Brotherhood’s historical review, it was founded by Father Lobo at the end of the 15th century, as Brotherhood La Cruz. In 1773, as it can be deduced from the notarial document of OBLIGACIONES DE MIGUEL LÓPEZ DE BEAMUD Y CONSORTES Y A LA HERMANDAD DE LA SANTA CRUZ, existing in the Yecla Local Archive (File 197. Years 1772-1774 Public Notary: Francisco Barrot. Pages 70-71 v. Contents
Jumilla). The aforesaid document answered to the guarantees provided by Mr. López de Beamud, as main, it also collects the names of Mr. Pascual Sigüenza de López, Mr. Sebastián Cutillas de Beamud and Mr. Bartolomé Ximénez de Muñoz as his guarantors, those who responded with goods that are indicated in this document and that it would guarantee that Mr. Miguel López de Beamud could take on the alms, the ones that Brothers should contribute. On the 20th december 1772 it is named main, on assembly, as alms’ collector, being every Brother’s payment of four old Spanish coins. It was made delivery in that ceremony, a collector notebook about all brothers and their respective amounts which, until that day were in arrears, and that said: everyone of them, which are all reduced to a bigger amount and that rise to an amount of seven thousand three hundred fifty-two reals and twelve old Spanish coins; and fourty pounds and four ounces of in-kind carved wax, valuated to price of ten reals the pound, to supply and spend what is being used in the Viaticums and funerals to do…


Canonically erected in the Santiago’s Main Church.


It represents the Martyrdom’s True Cross, from which it hang the Descent’s Shroud.


The current platforms are a work from Hermanos Martínez Silversmithing Workshop,
from Redobán (Alicante).


The platform and Cross are carved in mahogany wood and with silvery applications made by Hermanos Martínez and which are a copy of the ordered one in 1941 to a wood carver from Madrid, exhibited in the Holy Sepulchre’s Chapel-Museum where it presides beside the Cristo Yacente.


Hood and tunic of black wool, adhered with a white silk cord.


A design by Alfredo Lerga in 1942, it is embroidered in gold, silver and silks on black velvet.