Easter -Holy Week- 2018

Sa Processó

One of the most remarkable events of Holy Week is the procession of Maundy Thursday, which proceeds in a silence broken only by the rhythm of the drums. The people participating are members of the various confraternities of carepunats, or penitents, and some carry floats representing the most significant episodes of the Passion of Christ.

S'Endavallament

The most impressive event, though, is the Davallament, or Deposition. This is a popular liturgical ceremony held on Good Friday in the SAnctuary of Sant Salvador. The descent of Jesus from the cross after his death is staged. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea take him down and place him in the arms of Mary, the Mother of God. The presence of many centurions, the illumination of the ramparts with resin torches and the scenography and music make this dramatisation spectacular. Once the play is over, a sumptuous procession begins, carrying the dead body of Christ in a glass urn from the sanctuary to the parish church.

S'Encontre

At 9 o'clok in the morning on Easter, l'Encontre takes place in the central plaza, Plaça de l'Ajuntament. This play represents the reunion of Mary and her son Jesus after his Resurrection, and symbolises the recovery of happiness and joy after Lent and the Holy Week.

Schedule 2018:

Friday, 23th March

Celebration of the penance:

Colònia, 8.00 pm

 

Palm Sunday, 25th March

Blessing of palms, procession and mass:                                                      

Convent,  9.30 am

Colònia de St. Pere 10 am

Residencia 12 am

Opening speech by Miquel Pastor Tous, with the performance of the Artà's choral society and Mass.

Sant Salvador 5 pm

                                                                          

Holy Monday, 26th March

Viacrucis (Stations of the Cross)

Colònia de St Pere, 9.00 pm

 

Holy Tuesday, 27th March

Celebration of the penitence and Viacrucis                                                      

Church, 8.00 pm

 

Holy Wednesday, 28th March

Crismal  mass                                             

La Seu 7.30 pm (Palma)

 

Maundy Thursday, 29th March

Last Supper mass.                                                                                          

Convent, 6 pm

Colònia de St. Pere 8 pm. Next: Procession of la Colònia's Saint Christ.                                                            

Allegorical religious play about the Last Supper                   Convent 9.30 pm

Next:

Procession

Itinerary: Calvari, Botavant, Major, Plaça del Marxando

Rafel Blanes, Pou Nou and Figueretes

 

Good Friday, 30th March

Laudes prayer

Church 9.30 am

Celebration of our Lord's Death

Church 6 pm

Colònia 8 pm

Liturgical ceremony about The Descent from the Cross                          Sant Salvador 9.30 pm

Next:

The Holy Burial Procession

Itinerary: Costa de Sant Salvador, Figueretes, Pou Nou,

Mn Josep Sancho de la Jordana, Costa d'en Torreta and Figueretes

 

Easter Saturday, 31st March

Easter Vigil (mass)

Convent, 8 pm

Colònia, 6 pm

 

Easter Sunday, 1st April

Procession of L'Encontre:

Plaça de l'Ajuntament 9.00 am

Next:

Easter mass with the performance of the Artà's choral society and Xeremies in the church.

 

Procession of L'Encontre and Easter mass with the performance of the parish choir

Colònia 11.00 am

 

Sunday mass:

Convent 8 pm

 

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