Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week & Easter Celebrations 2014

“So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.”" John 13, 12-14)

Holy Monday, 14th April 2014:
At the V. Station of the Way of the Cross
6.00 a.m. Masses in different languages until 8.00.

In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
7.00 a.m. Parish mass on Calvary
8.00 a.m. Daily solemn mass at the Holy Tomb
5.00 a.m. Daily procession

Holy Tuesday, 15th April 2014:
At the Flagellation Convent
8.00 a.m. Solemn mass with singing of the Passion

In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
8.00 a.m. Solemn mass with singing of the Passion
5.00 p.m. Daily procession

Holy Wednesday, 16th April 2014:
In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
8.00 a.m. Solemn mass with singing of the Passion
10.00 a.m. Veneration of the Flagellation Column throughout the day in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
4.00 p.m. Tenebrae Service

In the Gethsemane - Basilica of the Agony
8.00 Solemn mass with singing of the Passion

Holy Thursday, 17th April 2014:
In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
8.00 Pontifical mass with the Washing of the Feet celebrated by the Latin Patriarch and procession
Notes: Soon after the services (approx. 12.00 p.m.) the doors of the Basilica are closed. No exit or entrance.
1.45 p.m.(Notes: Basilica doors open and closed shortly afterwards.)Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and service.
Notes: Exit after the service (at 6.00 p.m.). The Basilica remains closed for the rest of the day.

On Mount Sion
3.10 p.m. Pilgrimage from St. Savior's Church (from the entrance from St. Francis Street) to the Cenacle, St. James and St. Mark
3.30 p.m. Service with washing of the feet

In the Gethsemane - Basilica of the Agony
9.00 p.m. Holy Hour in different languages
Notes: No photographs and filming!
10.00 p.m. - 00.00 a.m. Private prayer in silence.

Good Friday, 18th April 2014:
In the Basilica of Holy Sepulcher
7.00 a.m. The doors of the Basilica open(Note: only for celebration, not for visits and close shortly afterwards.)
7.15 a.m. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Calvary
12.15 a.m. Way of the Cross from the I. Station (Omarije School) to the Holy Sepulchre with the Fransiscan fathers
Important note: The authorities of the police dept. suggest that groups and individuals reach the First Station of the Via Dolorosa from the Lion's Gate.
4.00 p.m. Service
8.10 p.m. "Funeral" Procession

Holy Saturday, 19th April 2014:
In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
6.30 a.m. Easter Vigil
Important note: Entry to the Basilica is difficult due security measures. Catholic pilgrims wishing to participate are instructed to go to the New Gate between 5.30 a.m. and 6.00 a.m.
6.00 p.m. Evening prayer in front of the Holy Tomb
11.30 p.m. Pontifical celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours in front of the Holy Tomb presided by Custos of the Holy Land

Easter Sunday, 20th April 2014:
In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
10.00 a.m. Entrance of the Latin Patriarch
10.30 a.m. (approx.) Pontifical mass and solemn procession
5.00 p.m. Daily procession

Easter Monday, 21st April 2014:
In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
8.00 a.m. Daily solemn mass
5.00 p.m. Daily procession

Franciscan Church of Emmaus Qubeibeh
10.00 a.m. Pontifical mass celebrated by the Custos of the Holy Land, Blessing of the bread
2.30 p.m. Solemn Eucharistic Exposition

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