The Holy Week in Óbidos

Holy Week takes place from 10 to 17 April 2022!

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Every year, religious and cultural ceremonies attract thousands of people at this time of year to the village of Óbidos. It is recalled that these ceremonies are among the oldest in the country, with the Passos procession having more than 400 years of existence.

Therefore, Holy Week is the highlight of the Óbidos liturgical and cultural calendar, being an important religious event for the local community, as well as for the several thousand pilgrims and tourists who attend the imposing ceremonies. Like other years, there will be several classical music concerts, mainly of religious content, among other cultural activities.

 

 

HOLY WEEK 2022 RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM View more


APRIL 10, PALM SUNDAY

15:00 Blessing and Procession of the Palms
This procession commemorates the entry of Christ the Lord into Jerusalem. He is hailed as King, but enters to fulfill his mission: to offer His life for the salvation of all.
Departure: Church of São João (Parish Museum of Óbidos)

15:30 Palm Mass in the Passion of the Lord
In this celebration, the Gospel of the Passion of Jesus is heard.
When the Savior offers His life for our salvation, He truly reveals Himself as King and Lord.
Accompanied by the Coro do Senhor da Pedra
Location: Church of Santa Maria

17:00 Procession of the Steps
Procession that accompanies the various moments of Jesus' painful journey, from Pilate's Praetorium to Calvary. It is a time of meditation and interiority, contemplating the different aspects of God's saving work for us.
Locations: Church of Santa Maria | Church of Mercy | Largo de São Pedro, Rua Josefa de Óbidos | Right Street | Sermon of the Meeting - Largo de Santiago | New Street | Senhora da Graça Arch | Valley Street | Rua D. João de Ornelas | Village Gate | Right Street | Church of Mercy
Departure: Church of Santa Maria

APRIL 12 TUESDAY

21:30 Concert Stabat Mater
Concert with Coral Alma Nova and Sinfonietta d’Óbidos
Location: Igreja de Santa Maria > FREE ENTRY

APRIL 13 WEDNESDAY

10 am to 10 pm Confession Day
Opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at extended hours.
Location: Sanctuary of Senhor Jesus da Pedra

APRIL 14 HOLY THURSDAY

15:00 Sacred Mariana Music
Student Choir of the Academy of Music of Óbidos
Location: Igreja de Santa Maria > FREE ENTRY

3pm-5pm Duo Concertante
Edgar Cantante and Carlos Reis
Location: Igreja de São Pedro > FREE ENTRY

21:30 Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
On this day the Church remembers the Last Supper of Jesus, where the Sacrament of the Eucharist was instituted and in which Jesus bowed before the disciples to wash their feet, showing a true example of service.
Accompanied by the Coro do Senhor da Pedra
Location: Saint Peter's Church

APRIL 15 HOLY FRIDAY

10:00 am Office of Readings and Lauds
A time of prayer starting from the Psalms, in which the mystery of Jesus' surrender for love is contemplated.
Location: Saint Peter's Church

15:00 Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
At the hour of Jesus' death, we remember his final surrender out of love: Jesus offers his innocent, pure and divine life for our salvation.
Accompanied by the Coro do Senhor da Pedra
Location: Saint Peter's Church

21:00 Procession of the Burial of the Lord
By the light of torches, the funeral procession is accompanied to the burial of Jesus. A particularly significant moment, it is an invitation to contrition, emotion and recollection.
Locations: Igreja da Misericórdia | Hospital Street | Village Gate | Right Street | Santa Maria Square | Largo Santiago | New Street | Hospital Street | St. Peter's Square | St. Martin's Chapel
Departure: Church of Mercy

APRIL 16 HOLY SATURDAY

10:00 am Office of Readings and Lauds
Time of prayer starting from the Psalms, in which the mystery of Jesus' Descent to the Mansion of the Dead is contemplated, rescuing all those who had died in the Old Testament, recovering all humanity for God.
Location: Saint Peter's Church

9:00 pm Easter Vigil
At dawn on the 3rd day, the first of the week, the light of the new life that Jesus wants to offer us appears: in this celebration Christians renew their own Baptism. It is a night full of light, because Jesus conquered death and sin.
Accompanied by the Coro do Senhor da Pedra
Location: Saint Peter's Church

APRIL 17 EASTER SUNDAY

Easter Day of the Resurrection: Day of joy, in which the flowered cross reminds us of God's mercy.
All are invited to enter the joy of life that has no end.
Resurrection Mass

11:00 am Church of Saint Peter
18:00 Sanctuary of Senhor Jesus da Pedra


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