Program of the Holy Week 2021

MARCH 29, 2021 – MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Solemn Mass 
17:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Daily Procession 
18:00 – Bethany – Church of St. Lazarus: Solemn Mass presided by the Custos of the Holy Land with the blessing of the oils.

MARCH 30, 2021 – TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK 
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – Holy Tomb: Solemn Mass with singing of the Passion
17:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Daily Procession

MARCH 31, 2021 – WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – Holy Tomb: Solemn Mass with singing of the Passion & daily procession 
08:00 – Jerusalem – Gethsemane – Basilica of the Agony: Solemn Mass with singing of the Passion 
Booklet of the celebration here
Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website
Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land Facebook page

10:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – Blessed Sacrament Chapel: Veneration of the Column of Flagellation throughout the day 
16:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Tenebrae Service 

APRIL 1, 2021 – HOLY THURSDAY
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Pontifical Mass (Supper of the Lord & Mass of the Chrism) Procession of the Blessed Sacrament  
Note: The doors of the Basilica will be closed shortly after the Services, without exit or entrance. 
14:45 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Divine Office 
Note: Basilica doors open, and close shortly afterwards. Exit after the Service (18:00). The Basilica remains closed for the rest of the day.  
15:30 – Jerusalem – Mount Zion – Last Supper Room: Pilgrimage to the Cenacle (Washing of the feet) and to the churches of St. James and St. Mark 
Note: This event is not open to public.
21:00 – Jerusalem – Gethsemane – Basilica of the Agony: Holy Hour (No Photographs) 
Booklet of the celebration here
Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website
Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land’ Facebook page
Learn more about the Holy Hour.
Note: 22:00 – 00:00 private prayer in silence in the Basilica 

APRIL 2, 2021 – GOOD FRIDAY 
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – Calvary: Celebration of the Passion of the Lord Note: The doors of the Basilica will be closed shortly after the Services, without exit or entrance. 
11:30 – Jerusalem – Via Crucis or Via Dolorosa: Way of the Cross with the Franciscan Friars 
16:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Divine Office 
20:10 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: “Funeral” Procession
Booklet of the celebration here
Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website
Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land’ Facebook page

APRIL 3, 2021 – HOLY SATURDAY 
07:30 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – at the Holy Tomb: Easter Vigil 
Booklet of the celebration here
Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website
Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land’ Facebook page

16:30 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – at the Holy Tomb: Entry and Solemn Procession 
18:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – at the Holy Tomb: Solemn Vespers 
00:30 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – Altar of Mary Magdalene: Pontifical Celebration of the Divine Office presided by the Custos

APRIL 4, 2021 – EASTER SUNDAY
07:30 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Entrance of Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Holy Tomb: Pontifical Mass & Solemn Procession 
Booklet of the celebration here
Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website
Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land’ Facebook page
17:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Daily Procession 

APRIL 5, 2021 – EASTER MONDAY
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Daily Solemn Mass 
10:00 – Emmaus – Qubeibeh: Pontifical Mass & Blessing of bread presided by the Custos
14:30 – Emmaus – Qubeibeh: Vespers & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
17:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Daily Procession


Note:

  • It will not be allowed to film during the indoor celebrations at the Holy Sepulchre, but you can ask video footage of the Holy Week to the Christian Media Center: tvpartners@cmc-terrasanta.org.
  • For pictures of the Holy Week ask to press@custodia.org.