[WATCH] Blessing of Palm fronds will kick off Holy Week celebrations on Sunday

The Catholic church enters its most important liturgical week as it celebrates the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ

Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be leading the celebrations of the Catholic Church in Malta leading up to Easter
Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be leading the celebrations of the Catholic Church in Malta leading up to Easter

Archbishop Charles Scicluna will kick off the Catholic church’s Holy Week celebrations on Sunday with the blessing of palm fronds.

Palm Sunday celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the last supper with his disciples.

Scicluna will bless the palm fronds at 10.30am at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and later celebrate Mass.

Catholic church's Holy Week celebrations

The celebrations continue on Wednesday at 7pm when Scicluna will lead a procession from the Christ the King monument in Floriana to St John’s Co-Cathedral.

On Maundy Thursday, the archbishop will celebrate Mass at 9.15am during which priests reconfirm their vows. In the evening at 6pm, Scicluna will lead the celebration of the washing of the feet at St John’s Co-Cathedral to commemorate the last supper.

On Good Friday, the archbishop will lead an adoration of the cross at 3.30pm.

The Easter vigil celebration, followed by Mass will be held at St John’s Co-Cathedral on Saturday at 8pm.

The events will climax on Easter Sunday when Scicluna will celebrate Mass at 10.30am.

MaltaToday will be joining the live feed provided by the Curia for each of these celebrations.

All celebrations can be followed on MaltaToday.

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