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Holy Week and Easter 2018 at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi

Program of celebrations


25 March: Palm Sunday and the "Passion of the Lord"
07.30 - 09.00 - 17.00 - 18.30: SS. Masses, Lower Church
10.00 Mass in English: Romanesque Chapel
10.30: Upper Church, Holy Mass preceded by the Commemoration of the entrance of Jesus into
Jerusalem and from the Procession beginning at 10.00 from the Lower Church
12.00: Holy Mass, Upper Church
6.00 pm: Solemn Vespers, Lower Church

26 - 27 - 28 March: Monday, Tuesday and Holy Wednesday
06.30: Office of Morning Readings and Lectures
07.15 - 09.00 - 11.00 - 18.00: SS. Masses, Lower Church

March 29: Holy Thursday
07.30: Office of Morning Readings and Lauds, Lower Church
17.00: Holy Mass in the "Lord's Supper", Lower Church
21.00 - 23.00: Eucharistic Adoration, Lower Church

March 30: Good Friday
07.30: Office of Morning Readings and Lauds, Lower Church
08.30: Arrival of the "Dead Christ" procession from the Cathedral
15.30: Liturgical action of the Passion of the Lord, lower Church
8.30 pm: Departure of the "Dead Christ" procession towards the Cathedral

March 31: Holy Saturday
07.30: Office of Morning Readings and Lauds, Lower Church
22.30, Piazzale della Chiesa Inferior: Solemn beginning of the Vigil with the blessing of the fire and the
procession to the Basilica for the EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT. Presidents S. Em. Card.
Agostino Vallini, Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of Assisi.

1 April: Easter Sunday
07.30 - 09.00 - 17.00 - 18.30: SS. Masses, Lower Church
10.00: Mass in English, Romanesque Chapel
10.30: Holy Mass "In Cappella Papale", Upper Church
12.00: Holy Mass, Upper Church

The Basilica is closed from 13.00 to 14.30

6.00 pm: Solemn Vespers, Lower Church
02 April: Easter Monday
7.30 - 9.00 - 10.30 - 12.00 - 17.00 - 18.30: SS. Masses, Lower ChurchThe Confessions are in the lower Church at the Chapel of Reconciliation.
Weekdays: 7.30 - 12.30 / 15.00 - 19.00
Holidays: 7.00am - 1.00pm / 2.30pm - 7.15pm

During the liturgical celebrations of Thursday and Good Friday and Easter Vigil, the confessions are suspended, to allow the friars to participate.

The songs of the main liturgical celebrations of Holy Week and Easter are performed by the Music Chapel of the Papal Basilica of St. Francis.

Recall that the Upper Basilica remains closed Thursday, March 29 from 16.30 onwards and Friday 30 from 15.00 onwards, to encourage the participation of pilgrims and those present in Assisi in those days liturgical celebrations.


We also recall that from Thursday, March 29th to Monday, April 2nd, including guided tours in the Basilicas are suspended for the planned celebrations.Information and live streaming of the main celebrations on www.sanfrancescoassisi.org and www.sanfrancesco.org

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