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Perpetual calendar: Holy Week

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Holy Week

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  • After the 5th week of Lent, Easter starts with the Palm Sunday (it has A, B and C cycles). This is the week that centers the whole liturgical year: the Three Holy Days (triduum sanctum) (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday). These liturgical days cannot be shifted, that is, they cannot be replaced by any other Proper of Saints celebration.
  • There is no Mass on Good Friday, but the Passion of the Lord service is celebrated. The Evangelic text used is the account of the Passion after St. John.
  • Holy Saturday is “a-liturgical”: i.e. there are neither Mass nor any services. Consequently, there is no Evangelical text. However, our service Contemplating Today’s Gospel has anticipated a commentary for that particular day.
  • After Holy Saturday, the Easter Time begins.