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Holy Week Timetable in Jerusalem

Holy Week Timetable in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Listed below is the full program of Holy Week Services in Holy Places in Jerusalem. Services of the Latin Catholic rite will also be held possibly in other areas in Jerusalem and in various languages. For the schedule of liturgical services in different languages, specific churches, please check the community internet sites and the  Christian Information Center (Tel: 972-2-627-2697).

Additionally, because the city is full of pilgrims, schedules and instructions given by the security services must be followed strictly to make room for the celebrations of other communities.  This is often the source of frustration for those who want to extend their time in the Holy Sepulcher, but the agreement of the six coexisting communities prevails.

Have a blessed and peaceful Easter journey!

Eve of Palm Sunday (28/03/2015)

Bethpage Mount of Olives
09:00 – Solemn Mass at the Shrine of Bethpage, in Commemoration of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem

Holy Sepulchre
08:00 – Solemn Mass
15:00 – Solemn Entry of His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch and Solemn Pontifical Procession
00:40 – Vigil in the Chapel of the Apparition and Mass at Calvary (with Father Custos)

Palm Sunday (29/03/2015)

Holy Sepulchre
08:00 – Palm Procession and Pontifical Mass at the altar of St. Mary Magdalene (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)
17:00 – Daily Procession

Bethpage – Mount of Olives
14:30 – Palm Procession. Out of the sanctuary of Bethpage in Commemoration of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)

Holy Week – Monday (30/03/2015)

Jerusalem – 5th Station
06:00 to 08:00 – Masses in different languages ​​at the chapel of the Fifth station

Holy Sepulchre
07:00 – Mass in Arabic at Calvary
08:00 – Solemn Mass
17.00 – Daily Procession

Holy Week – Tuesday (31/03/2015)

Jerusalem – Flagellation
08:00 – Solemn Mass with singing of the Passion
08:00 – Solemn Mass with singing of the Passion at the Holy Sepulcher
17:00 – Daily Procession

Holy Week – Wednesday (01/04/2015)

Gethsemane
08:00 – Mass with singing of the Passion in the Basilica of Gethsemane

Holy Sepulchre
08:00 – Solemn Mass with singing of the Passion and daily Procession
10:00 – Exhibition and veneration of the Column of the Flagellation in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
16:00 – Liturgy of the Hours

Holy Week – Thursday (02/04/2015)

Holy Sepulchre
08:00 – Entering the Latin Patriarch, Pontifical Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
14:45 – Liturgy of the Hours

Note: After morning Mass, at about 12:00, the doors of the Basilica will be closed and re-opened just to let out and the faithful during the Liturgy of the Hours, about 14:30 to 18:00.

Cenacle Mount Zion
15:30 – Pilgrimage to the Last Supper site and the washing of feet (with Father Custos) – starting at 15:10 in the Church of St. Saviour

Basilica of Gethsemane – St Pierre Gallicantu
21:00 – Holy Hour (with the Custos) and procession to St Peter Gallicantu with the Scouts of the parish.

Easter Triduum – Good Friday (03/04/2015)

Holy Sepulchre
08:00 – Doors open
08:15 – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)
16:00 – Office of Tenebrae
20:10 – Funeral Procession (the Custodian)

Way of the Cross
11.30 – Way of the Cross from the first station of the Via Dolorosa

Easter Triduum – Holy Saturday (04/04/2015)

Holy Sepulchre
07:30 – Vigil (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)
18:00 – Vespers before the Edicola
00:30 – Liturgy of the Hours before the Edicola (with Father Custos)

Easter Sunday (05/04/2015)

Holy Sepulchre
07:30 – Enter the Pontifical Basilica (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)
08:00 – Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection, Procession around the shrine (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)
17:00 – Daily Procession

Easter Monday (06/04/2015)

Holy Sepulchre
8:00 – Solemn Mass
17:00 – Daily Procession

Emmaus Qubeibeh
10:00 – Solemn Mass (with Father Custos) blessing of the bread
14:00 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Emmaus Nicopolis

17:00 – Solemn Mass in the Basilica of the holy place of Emmaus (with His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal)