Take part to the Easter Holy Week

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Easter holds profound significance for Christians worldwide, marking the culmination of the Holy Week and commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time of spiritual reflection, renewal, and celebration, symbolizing hope, redemption, and the triumph of life over death. Christians observe Easter through various traditions, including prayer, attending church services, partaking in sacraments like Communion, and engaging in acts of charity. The Easter story serves as the cornerstone of the Christian faith, uniting believers in the profound message of love, forgiveness, and eternal life.

Easter in Rome 2024 brings a blend of tradition and adaptation. While the essence remains unchanged, this year’s celebrations offer a unique twist. Here’s what you need to know:

Key events, including
Ash Wednesday on February 14th with a morning Mass at the basilica of Santa Sabina,
Palm Sunday on March 24th featuring a morning Mass at St Peter’s Basilica,
Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday on March 28th with a morning Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, will be streamed live on the Vatican’s official YouTube channel.

The solemn observance continues with Good Friday on March 29th, marked by an evening Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, followed by Holy Saturday on March 30th, concluding with an evening Mass at the same venue.

Easter Sunday, on March 31st, heralds a morning Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, accompanied by the revered Urbi et Orbi blessing at noon, while Easter Monday, April 1st, features a noon Mass at the same basilica.

This year, the Pope’s Good Friday procession to the Colosseum for the Via Crucis promises to be a particularly poignant occasion, offering a memorable experience for all.

Article sponsored by Basilio 55 in Rome

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