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La Laguna continues celebrating
The Passion and Resurrection of Christ in Holy Week
Holy Week in San Cristóbal de La Laguna is an expression of deep religious fervour and a sample of a rich cultural heritage that is unique in the Canary Islands, which the faithful and visitors can admire during these days while strolling through the streets of the historic city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists and visitors in general will be able to share the feeling of spirituality via the rites and symbols that are present in an all-enveloping atmosphere. Very few areas in the archipelago have been so intensely and fervently lived in for centuries, as in this city whose Diocese is 200 years old.

The main celebrations from Monday to Thursday this week are:

MONDAY 15th APRIL, HOLY MONDAY

Monasterio de Santa Clara de Asís - 6pm:
Celebration of the Eucharist and blessing of the habits of the new members of the Franciscan Brotherhood of Prayer in the Garden. Followed by the procession of the LORD OF THE GARDEN accompanied by the Venerable Franciscan Third Order and the Franciscan Brotherhood of Prayer in the Garden.

Santa Iglesia Catedral - 7pm:
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of the HOLY CHRIST OF MERCIFUL LOVE and blessing of the habits of the new brothers. Then, procession of the sacred image accompanied by the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Christ of Merciful Love and Servants of the Temple.

Monasterio de Santa Catalina de Siena - 7.30pm:
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of THE SOLITUDE OF SAINT MARY. Then, procession with the Brotherhood of the Insignias of the Passion of the Lord and Solitude of Mary Most Holy.

TUESDAY 16th APRIL, HOLY TUESDAY

Santa Iglesia Catedral - 11am:
Chrismal Mass presided over by the Most Excellent and Most Reverend Bishop, and concelebrated by all the priests of the whole diocese, as a sign of ecclesial union and to which all the faithful are invited.
Within this celebration will take place the consecration of the chrism, the blessing of the oil paintings and the renewal of the promises of the priests, with which the values of the priesthood are underlined.

Parroquia Matriz de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción – 6.45pm:
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of the Tears of St. Peter. Then, procession of the steps of TEARS OF ST. PETER AND OUR LADY OF SORROWS, accompanied by the Brotherhood of the Most Holy of the Conception and the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Rescue and Our Lady of Sorrows.

Santa Iglesia Catedral - 6.45pm
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of the LORD AT THE COLUMN, with the blessing of the habits of the new brothers of the Brotherhood of the Flagellation. Then, Procession of the Steps of the LORD AT THE COLUMN, HOLY CHRIST OF THE REMEDIES and OUR LORD OF THE ANGUSTIAS, accompanied by the Royal, Very Illustrious and Capitular Brotherhood of the Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Most Holy Christ of the Remedies and Our Lady of the Anguishes.

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de La Paz y Unión (La Cuesta de Arguijón) - 6.30pm:
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of SAINT MARY OF THE SORROWS. During the course of it there will be blessings and the awarding of medals to new members of the brotherhood, followed by the procession of the sacred image.

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (La Cuesta de Arguijón) - 6.30pm:
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of Our Captive Father Jesus before Caiaphas. Followed by the procession of the icon.


WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL, HOLY WEDNESDAY

Parroquia de San Benito Abad - 6pm:
Eucharistic Celebration followed by the procession of SAINT VERONICA and SAINT FAZ, accompanied by their Penitential Confraternity.

Santa Iglesia Catedral - 7pm:
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of OUR FATHER JESUS OF NAZARETH and OUR LADY OF SOLITUDE, during which the habits of the new members of the Brotherhood will be blessed. Then, procession of the sacred images, accompanied by the Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus of Nazareth, Our Lady of Solitude, and the passage of the ECCE HOMO (SEÑOR DE LA CAÑITA), accompanied by the Very Old and Venerable Brotherhood of the Blood of Christ and the Holy Cross.


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