Palm Sunday (20th March 2016)

Please find below the schedule of the religious events for the Palm Sunday in Jerusalem.

Sunday, 20th March 2016 (Feast day):

Jerusalem – Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher
6:30 Procession with palms and pontifical mass at the Altar of Mary Magdalene
16:00 Daily procession

Mount of Olives (starting from Bethphage)
14.30 Procession with palms

Source: Christian Information Centre / Jerusalem

Located just outside Jerusalem, on the eastern slopes of the Mount of Olives, is Bethphage or “house of the green figs.” Bethphage is believed to be the village from which Jesus made His way on donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Today a small Franciscan Church, built in 1883, is the starting point of the annual Palm Sunday procession. Check here for more information and exact location.

How to get there? To get to the Mount of Olives, please take a bus from the Damascus Gate Central Bus Station in Jerusalem.

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 (Source: Custody of the Holy Land)