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The Holy Hour broadcast live from the Gethsemane

Mosaic at the Gethsemane

April 3rd, 2012

The celebration of the Holy Hour will be broadcast live by several Italian (TV2000), Spanish and Arabic TV stations and can be followed on the Franciscan Media Center website, tomorrow April 5th at 9.00 p.m. (local time).

This fascinating celebration of the Holy Thursday will be presided by the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, among songs and readings from the Gospels of the Passion in all languages​​. In silence and adoration, in front of the rock that witnessed the "sweat of blood" of the Lord, we will live again the wake, the anguish, the arrest of our Saviour and his prayer to the Father. 

Besides the live streaming of the Holy Hour, the Franciscan Media Center offers more information and reports on the Holy Week and Easter events, in five different languages ​​(Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) on its website.

Follow the live streaming on FMC Live

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Events calendar


St. Catherine. Bethlehem: 11.30 Entrance - 13.45 Vespers - 14.15 Procession - 15.30 Office & Procession


Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Bethlehem: 10.00 Solemn Mass (Custos)


Vigil of Christmas. Bethlehem: 13.30 Entrance of the Archbishop & I Vespers 16.00 Procession 23.30 Office - 00.00 Mass - 1.45 Procession to the Grotto


Nativity of the Lord. Bethlehem (St. Catherine): 10.00 Mass Shepherds' Field (Greek & Catholic): 14.00 Pilgrimage


Feast St. Stephen, Protomartyr. St. Stephen: 16.00 Pilgrimage

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