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Holy Week and Easter 2017 at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Program of celebrations


April 9: Palm Sunday: The "Passion of the Lord"

7:30 am,  9:00 am, 5:00 pm, and 6:30 pm: Masses in Italian, the Lower Church
10:00 am Mass in English: Capella Romanica
10:30: Holy Mass in Italian in the Upper Church, preceded by the Commemoration of the Entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem and the procession with palms, beginning at 10 am in the Lower Church
12:00: Mass in Italian, Upper Church
6:00 pm: Solemn Vespers, Lower Church in Italian

6:30 pm: Mass in Italian in the Lower Church


10-11 - APRIL 12: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week

6:30 am: Office of Readings and Morning Prayer in Italian
7:15 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 6 pm: Holy Masses in Italian, Lower Church


April 13: Holy Thursday

7:30: Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, Lower Church in Italian
5:00 pm: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper, Lower Church in Italian
9:00 pm until 11:00 pm: Eucharistic Adoration, Lower Church


April 14: Good Friday

7:30 am: Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, Lower Church in Italian
8:30 am: Arrival of the procession of "the Dead Christ" from the Cathedral
3:30 pm: The Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord, Lower Church in Italian

8:30 pm: The departure of the procession of the "Dead Christ" for the Cathedral


April 15: Holy Saturday

7:30: Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, Lower Church in Italian
10.30 pm: Solemn beginning of the Easter Vigil with the blessing of the fire in the Piazza of the Lower Church, followed by the procession to the Basilica for the remainder of the Solemn Easter Vigil

April 16: Easter Sunday

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm: holy Masses, Lower Church in Italian
10:00 am: Mass in English, Capella Romanica
10.30: Solemn Mass "In Cappella Papale" (Papal Chapel), Upper Church in Italian
12.00: Holy Mass, Upper Church in Italian


The Basilica is closed from 13.00 to 14.30

6:00 pm: Solemn Vespers, Lower Church in Italian

6:30 pm: Holy Mass, Lower Church in Italian


April 17: Easter Monday – Monday of the Angel

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 12 Noon, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm: holy Masses, Lower Church in Italian



Confessions are in the lower church in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

Weekdays: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm / 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Holidays: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm / 2:30 pm to 7:15 pm

During the liturgical celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil confessions are suspended, so that all of the friars may participate.

The songs of the main liturgical celebrations of Holy Week and Easter will be performed by the Choir of the Basilica of St. Francis.

Please note that the Upper Basilica is closed on Holy Thursday, April 13th after 4.30 pm and on Good Friday, April 14th after 3.00 pm, in order to facilitate the participation in the solemn liturgical celebrations of those holy days by pilgrims and all those present in Assisi at that time.

Please note, as well, that from Holy Thursday until Monday, April 17th inclusive, all guided tours of the Basilicas are suspended due to these Holy Week celebrations.

Information and the live-streaming of the main celebrations noted above can be found at: www.sanfrancescoassisi.org and www.sanfrancesco.org

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