The traditional washing of the feet, done in imitation of Jesus’ washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper, is part of the Holy Thursday liturgy.
St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus parish, Greenpoint, took part in the Good Friday celebrations happening across the diocese and around the world with an emotional performance of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of the neighborhood.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio participated in the annual Way of the Cross through the streets of Bensonhurst.
Easter Liturgies were celebrated all over the diocese.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan joined Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and members of the Communion and Liberation movement for the beginning of the Stations of the Cross at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Good Friday morning.
I HAVE ALWAYS loved Holy Week. As I anticipate the next few days, I am recalling some experiences that I have had of Holy Week in years past. All are fond memories.
Holy Week is the most dramatic time of the year when it comes to the Church’s liturgy. During this upcoming week, we celebrate the essence of our faith – the passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus.
We are living in troubled times. All you had to do was to look around at the tight security that surrounded Holy Week services and you knew that these are not the best of times.
To prepare their parish community for Holy Week, youth ministry members and Confirmation candidates at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside, presented a Passion Play for the parish community.
Sunday is Palm Sunday and it begins the holiest week of the Church’s year. Not only do we have the opportunities to attend the official liturgies of the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday – but in Brooklyn and Queens we are fortunate to have a number of extra-liturgical events that help us observe the Passion of the Lord.