Papal Program of Liturgies for Holy Week and Easter

The Vatican’s office for liturgical celebrations, headed by Archbishop Guido Marini released the full schedule of events that Pope Francis will be presiding over during Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, March 29th, starting at 9.30am* the Pope will bless the palm and olive branches in St Peter’s Square before presiding at the celebration of Mass.Continue reading “Papal Program of Liturgies for Holy Week and Easter”

History of Holy Week

Palm Sunday Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entrance of Christ into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest on Holy Thursday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent, and the week in which Christians celebrate theContinue reading “History of Holy Week”

“Seven Last Words of Christ” by Javier Luis Gomez

“For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.“ Rom 12:4-5 As we enter into Holy Week, we approach the summit of the liturgical year. It is a time thatContinue reading ““Seven Last Words of Christ” by Javier Luis Gomez”