Christians from the Catholic Church and parishes located within the capital of the country have begun the programme of activities to celebrate Holy Week on Sunday 9th, Palm Sunday, which marks the day we remember the “triumphant entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem, exactly one week before his resurrection.
The programme to mark the Passion of Jesus will end on Sunday 16th, which is Easter Sunday. On the morning of this Sunday, the Christian community attended the Palm Sunday holy mass, which opens the doors on Holy Week.
The sign of the palms, blessed by the priest, was one of the highlights of this Eucharistic celebration, which continued with a procession which took the Christians to the church, in order to continue with the rest of the service.
Furthermore, from Holy Monday to Good Friday, the activities will continue, with the Christian community taking part in stations of the cross, retreats, talks and films on the passion of Jesus, among other activities, which recall the moments leading up to the death of Jesus on the cross.
On Saturday of Glory the day between the death and the resurrection of Jesus is remembered. Statues are covered, and the tabernacles are open. At night, there is an Easter vigil to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Finally, Easter Sunday is the most important and joyous day for Catholics, as Jesus defeated death and gave life to us all.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea