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Holy Week: Passion of Our Lord

Holy Week is a sacred time of prayer at the end of the season of Lent when we focus on the life and ministry of Christ and re-live his Passion, death and Resurrection. In this section, we offer the Gospel readings from Palm Sunday and through Holy Week culminating in the Sacred Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. 

You can also watch all the main Holy Week events live from the Vatican.

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Live Streaming

CTV - Vatican Television - streams all the major papal events of Holy Week. In this section we will provide YouTube streams so you can watch Pope Francis lea...Read more

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Easter Mass

The Gospel reading for the Easter Mass is John 20:1-9. Liturgical Cycle 'A'.Read more

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Easter Vigil

The Gospel reading for the Easter Vigil is Matthew 28:1-10. Liturgical Cycle 'A'.Read more

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Good Friday

The Gospel reading for Good Friday is John 18:1-19, 42. Liturgical Cycle 'A'. Read more

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Holy Thursday

The Gospel reading for Holy Thursday is John 13:1-17, 31-35. Liturgical Cycle 'A'. Read more

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Wednesday

The Gospel reading for Wednesday of Holy Week is Matthew 26:14-25. Liturgical Cycle 'A'.Read more

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Tuesday

The Gospel reading for Tuesday of Holy Week is John 13:21-33, 36-38. Liturgical Cycle 'A'.Read more

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Monday

The Gospel reading for Monday of Holy Week is John 12:1-11. Liturgical Cycle 'A'.Read more

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Palm Sunday

The Gospel reading for the Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion is Matthew 27:11-54. Liturgical Cycle 'A'. Read more