9 AM : ceremony of Tenebrae
presided by Monsignor BEAU, auxiliary bishop of Paris
6.30 PM : Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper
présided by cardinal André VINGT-TROIS, archbishop of Paris
Choir of Notre-Dame de Paris, Lionel SOW, direction
7.45 PM : Procession to repository
until 10 PM : Adoration of the Blessed-Sacrement at the repository
Before he died, Jesus took his last meal with the twelve apostles in the room called the "Cenacle" St. Paul and the evangelists Mark, Luke and Matthew relate the stories of the Last Supper instituting the Eucharist in which the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. By the Eucharist, Christ gives grace in advance and offers his body and blood for the salvation of men. After the Last Supper, the hour of trial approaching, Christ went to the Mount of Olives with the apostles to stay awake and pray.
Cardinal André VINGT-TROIS presides this celebration in memory of the Last Supper, during which he repeats the gesture of the washing of feet like Jesus did to his disciples. Then the faithfuls join in the prayer of Christ that evening, ensuring with the Blessed Sacrament late into the night in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament that has been converted into a repository.
Participation in liturgical celebrations is open to the public and free of charge, it is not necessary and not possible to make a reservation. To attend services, please take any seat in the nave 15 to 20 minuts before services.
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