Program of the Holy Week 2021 in Jerusalem

Published: March 24 Wed, 2021

Program of the Holy Week 2021 in Jerusalem Available in the following languages:

JERUSALEM – Please find below the program of the Holy Week 2021 in Jerusalem. 

MARCH 27, 2021 – SATURDAY, VIGIL OF PALM SUNDAY

08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Solemn Mass 

08:00 – Bethpage – Franciscan Church: Solemn Mass 

15:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Solemn Entrance of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

15:10 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Solemn Procession 


MARCH 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday

00:40 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Vigil – Chapel of the Apparition & Mass on Calvary

08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Palm Procession & Pontifical Mass – Altar of Mary Magdalene 

14:30 – Bethpage: Palm Sunday Procession from the Church of Bethpage, Mount of Olives to the Church of St. Anne 

17:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Daily Procession


MARCH 29, 2021 – MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK

06:00 Jerusalem Chapel of the 5th Station of the Via Crucis: Masses every ½ hour until 8:00 

07:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – Calvary: Parish Mass (Arabic) 

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


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 

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 (Departure from St. Savior Monastery at 15.10) 

21:00 – Jerusalem – Gethsemane – Basilica of the Agony: Holy Hour (No Photographs

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: Basilica doors open at 7:00 (only for celebration, not for visits) & close shortly after. 

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


APRIL 3, 2021 – HOLY SATURDAY 

07:30 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher – at the Holy Tomb: Easter Vigil 

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 

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