Lent & Easter Schedule 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Commemoration of the Flagellation of the Lord
Franciscan Convent of the Flagellation
17:00 Solemn Mass

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Spiritual Pilgrimage to Bethany
Bethany - Tomb of Lazarus
6:30 Mass

Bethany - Church of St. Lazarus
7:30 Mass followed by the Procession to the Shrine of the Ascension and to Pater Noster Church

"Jesus answered them,“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat but if it dies, it produces much fruit."
John 12:23-24

Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Vigil):
Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
9:30 Daily Procession
17:00 Vespers in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
23:40 Vigil in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament an mass on Calvary presided by Fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - Fifth Sunday in Lent:
Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
8:30 Entry of the Apostolic Administrator and Solemn Mass at the Altar of Mary Magdalene

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Commemoration of the Way of the Cross
Flagellation Convent - Sentence Chapel
17:00 Solemn mass

Friday, March 23, 2018 - Our Lady of Sorrows
Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher - Calvary
9:00 Solemn Mass
17:00 Daily procession

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Commemoration of the Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
Betfage - Franciscan Church
9:00 Mass

"Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!'" Mark 11:9-10

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Vigil:
Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
07:00 Solemn Mass
14:00 Solemn Entrance of the Apostolic Administrator
14:10 Solemn Procession
00:40 Vigil - Chapel of the Apparition & Mass on Calvary

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Palm Sunday:
Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
08:00 Palm Procession & Pontifical Mass - Altar of Mary Magdalene
17:00 Daily Procession

Mount of Olives (Church of Betfage) to St. Anne
14:30 Palm Sunday Procession from the

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