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Calendar of the Liturgical Celebrations of Holy Week 2021 presided at by the Holy Father Francis, 25.03.2021

Due to the continuation of the health emergency, the Holy Father will again celebrate the Holy Week rites at the Altar of the Cathedra, in Saint Peter’s Basilica, in accordance with the following calendar, with the participation of the Cardinals, the Superiors of the Secretariat of State, and a limited number of faithful:


Sunday 28 March 2021, 10.30

Palm Sunday of Passion of the Lord

Commemoration of the entry of the Lord into Jerusalem and Holy Mass

At the end of Holy Mass, the Holy Father will recite the Angelus prayer


Thursday 1 April 2021, 10.00

Holy Chrism Mass

Participation of the members of the Presbyteral Council of the diocese of Rome


Thursday 1 April 2021, 18.00

Holy Thursday

Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper

To be presided at by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, dean of the College of Cardinals


Friday 2 April 2021

Good Friday

18.00: celebration of the Passion of the Lord

21.00: Via Crucis (on the parvis of Saint Peter’s Basilica)


Saturday 3 April 2021, 19.30

Easter Sunday - Resurrection of the Lord

Easter vigil in the Holy Night


Sunday 4 April 2021, 10.00

Easter Sunday - Resurrection of the Lord

Holy Mass of the day

At the end of Holy Mass, the Holy Father will impart the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing.