With the end of the month of March and the arrival of April, Holy Week finds its place and acquires the unique role it finds every year. The masses acquire a special role, due to the religious component they have, and there are many parishioners who attend this celebration with their relatives.
This week, therefore, begins the commemorations of the Easter 2023. This coming weekend will be the Palm Sundaywhich in the liturgical calendar is located as the last Sunday before Easter and which marks the beginning of the holy days.
Palm Sunday this year is April 2. It will be a day of processions, both in large cities and in smaller towns. In addition, it is characterized by the abundance of palm and olive branches along the streets and churches.
Precisely, this date of the celebration of the Palm Sunday It has two culminating moments, such as the procession along the path of olive trees and palms and the reading of the word of God, collected in the gospel of saint matthew.
As for the most significant traditions that are celebrated on this date, the faithful commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Likewise, they allocate days for reflection and the development of spirituality.
The Holy Week it ends with Easter Sunday, however, with dates as important as Good Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Thursday It commemorates the Last Supper, that night when Jesus gathered the twelve apostles for the last time and shared with them bread and wine, a sign of the Eucharist.
the sixth day of the Holy Week commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus, on Good Friday. On this date, the Catholic Church invites the faithful to fast and abstain from meat as penance. In addition, a solemn Via Crucis and the ceremony of the Adoration of the Cross.
Thus, the masses acquire a special role and this Holy Week will be no different.
Where to see the schedules of the masses of Holy Week 2023?
TVE 1 takes charge of broadcasts at the national level of the masses in this Holy Week. The celebrations in each Autonomous community.
The public chain resumes the retransmissions of these dates, which in the 2022 edition had a special role in Burgos. Holy Week in Burgos, declared of National Tourist Interest, It has a new Board of Brotherhoods that has worked to recover the feeling of such special dates for many people. In 2022 she was the great protagonist for RTVE, which in this 2023 can repeat the roadmap.
Holy Thursday, April 6: Live the Encuentro procession (7:30-9:30 p.m.).
Good Friday, April 7: Live the procession of the Holy Burial (7:15-9:15 p.m.).
The chain of the1 will offer live the mass on Palm Sunday, the processions on Good Thursday and Good Friday; as well as the Stations of the Cross and the Mass on Easter Sunday and the Urbi et Orbi Blessing from Rome.
Furthermore, the various variables from RTVE, News, programs, Newscasts… will offer all the information on the development of the main festive events of Holy Week that are held throughout the Spain.
The programing Easter It will start this Sunday, on the second channel de La 2, with the mass on Palm Sunday starting at 9:55 a.m. live from St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Holy Thursdaywill offer the procession live of the Holy Encounter, starting at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded, at 5:55 p.m., by the Holy Offices from the Cathedral of the Armed Forces of Madrid (Pascual Triduum and mass of the Lord’s Supper). On Good Friday, La 2 will broadcast also the Holy Offices, starting at 4:55 p.m.
will also offer Via Crucis from Rome (Friday at 9:00 p.m.) and the mass of Easter Sunday and the Urbi et Orbi Blessing of Pope Francis from the Vaticanon Sunday April 17 from 09:55 hours.