Monday, 15 April 2019 06:14

Cardinal Tagle leads Holy Week Rites at Manila Cathedral


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle leads the faithful of the Archdiocese of Manila in the Holy Week activities at the Manila Cathedral.

Cardinal Tagle presided at the Palm Sunday Mass on April 14, 2019, at 7 am. 

Palm Sunday is the sixth and last Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. It is a day in which the Church enters upon the mystery of Death, Burial and Resurrection of the Lord. It commemorates Christ’s arrival at Jerusalem a few days before he was crucified. 

Cardinal Tagle blessed the palms of the people at Plaza Roma in front of the Cathedral. It was followed by the procession of the people and the main celebrant into the church and served as the entrance rite of the Mass.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle blesses the palms of the people in front of Plaza Roma in Intramuros before the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on April 14, 2019. (Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/RCAM-AOC)

At 7 in the morning of Holy Thursday, April 18, Cardinal Tagle will preside at the Chrism Mass, “one of the principal expressions of the fullness of the Bishop’s priesthood.” During this Mass, all the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila gather at Manila Cathedral as a sign of unity and brotherhood. The chrism or holy oil is also blessed during the Mass.

At 5 in the afternoon, Cardinal Tagle will again preside at Mass commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. In line with the celebration of the Year of the Youth, Cardinal Tagle will wash the feet of 12 young people with different backgrounds and experiences.

On April 19, Good Friday, there will be a Station of the Cross at 8:30 in the morning while the Seven Last Words will start at 12 noon. The Mass for the Commemoration of the Lord's Passion will start at 3 pm. The celebration consists of three parts, namely, the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.

The Easter Vigil Mass will be at 8 pm on April 20.

Confessions will be held on Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, and Holy Wednesday (8-9 am, 11 to 12 noon, and 4-5 pm); Holy Thursday (10 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 12 midnight); and Good Friday (8 am to 12 noon and 5 pm to 7 pm). (Jheng M. Prado - RCAM-AOC)

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