Tag: Holy Week
Pope Francis presided at a scaled-down Holy Thursday Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, praising ordinary doctors, nurses and priests who risk their lives helping coronavirus victims as "the saints next door".
This year due to the coronavirus situation instead of the pilgramage to seven different churches on Maundy Thursday, the public is being invited to follow the prayers through bradcasting on television and also online as the Archidiocese of Malta has made accessible all the Holy Week celebrations in Maltese and English on Newsbook.com.mt and through soter.kinisja.mt
Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin on Holy Saturday, April 11, will preside on a special liturgy of prayer during which there will be an extraordinary veneration of the Shroud in Turin
During his homily on Sunday, to celebrate Palm Sunday, the Apostolic Administrator of Gozo, Bishop Mario Grech gave an explanation why Jesus Christ was welcomed to Jerusalemm with people waving palm and olive branches.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna has a message for children during Holy Week
The service, kicking off Holy Week events leading to Easter, usually attracts tens of thousands of people to a St. Peter's Square bedecked with olive and palm trees. The service normally includes a long procession of cardinals, priests and faithful carrying palm fronds.
During the month of April, Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be celebrating mass every day. Due to the conditions imposed on gatherings of people, which also affected liturgical celebrations, the mass will be streamed on Newsbook.com.mt, Knisja.mt, and TVM2.
The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines on Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter liturgies during the coronavirus pandemic, which say that all these celebrations should be suspended.
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