Holy Week and Stations of the Cross in Parisian churches

Holy Week and Stations of the Cross in Parisian churches

Easter at Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre

© Paris je t'aime - Daniel Thierry

The basilica of Sacré-Cœur is situated at the top of the Butte Montmartre. Previously a place of pagan worship, it became Christian after Bishop Denis was martyred in the 3rd Century. The basilica was built between 1875 and 1914 and is now a major religious site in Paris.

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 24, 2024

• 10:30 a.m. : Blessing of the palm leaves and Solemn Mass
• 4 p.m. : Solemn Vespers
• 7 a.m., 6 p.m, 10 p.m : Other Palm Sunday masses

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, March 28, 2024

• 7:30 p.m. : Mass of the Lord’s Supper and meditation around the altar of repose
• 11 p.m. : Office of Compline

Good Friday: Friday, March 29, 2024

• 3 p.m. : Stations of the Cross
• 4:15 p.m. : Confessions
• 4:30 p.m. : The 7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross
• 7:30 p.m. : Celebration of the Passion

Holy Saturday: Saturday, March 30, 2024

• 6 p.m. : Vespers
• 9 p.m. : Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday: Sunday, March 31, 2024

• 9 a.m. : Morning Prayer
• 11 a.m. : Solemn Mass presided over by the basilica's rector
• 4 p.m. : Solemn Vespers, followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
• 7 a.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. : Other Easter masses

Easter at Saint-Eustache

© Studio TTG

At the heart of the district of Les Halles, the church of Saint-Eustache is one of the most visited in Paris. It is notable for its cathedral-like dimensions, and for the wealth of works of art it houses. Built in 1532, then restored in 1840, it features several styles: Gothic on the outside, Renaissance and classical on the inside.

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 24, 2024

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Maundy Thursday: Thursday, March 28, 2024

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Good Friday: Friday, March 29, 2024

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Easter Saturday: Saturday, March 30, 2024

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Easter Sunday: Sunday, March 31, 2024

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Easter at the Madeleine church

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The Madeleine church is situated between Place de la Concorde and the Opéra Garnier, in Haussmann Paris. Its construction began in 1764 and finished in 1842. Atypical for a religious building, it is shaped like a Greek temple without a cross or bell tower.

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 24, 2024

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Maundy Thursday: Thursday, March 28, 2024

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Good Friday: Friday, March 29, 2024

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Easter Saturday: Sunday, March 30, 2024

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Easter Sunday: Sunday, March 31, 2024

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Pâques à l'église Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois

© Eglise Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois

Situated opposite the Louvre Museum, the first church of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois was destroyed in 885-886, then rebuilt in the 11th century. The building was modified in the first half of the 12th century, and the western portal was built around 1220-1230. The choir and the first bay of the Virgin Chapel date from the 14th century, the nave and the present porch from the following century, and the transept and choir chapels from the 16th century.

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 24, 2024

• (times to be communicated)

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, March 28, 2024

• (times to be communicated)

Good Friday: Friday, March 29, 2024

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Holy Saturday: Saturday, March 30, 2024

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Easter Sunday: Sunday, March 31, 2024

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Stations of the Cross in Paris on Good Friday

© OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Easter isn't just about chocolates and egg hunts. Above all, it's a Catholic celebration featuring prayers, traditional scenes and acts of faith.

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris 1st: Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 3pm
Saint-Eustache, Paris 1er : Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29, 2024 (time to be communicated)
Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris 4th: Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 3pm
Église de la Madeleine: Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29, 2024 (time to be communicated)
Notre-Dame de La-Gare, Paris 13th: Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 12:10pm and 3pm
Basilique du Sacré Cœur, Paris 18th: Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 3pm

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