Music for Holy Week

The Holy Land Project features music for all liturgical seasons. Here are some songs to help you meditate on the Passion of Christ.

Palm Sunday

Dominus Flevit

As Jesus prepared to enter Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday, he gazed down at at the city and cried because he had prophesied her destruction. Forty years later in AD 70 Jesus’ prophesy was fulfilled as Roman legions besieged the city, leveled it and burned the temple.

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Holy Thursday

The Last Supper

Here in the Cenacle, the Upper Room, Jesus, with His twelve disciples, institutes the Eucharist. Our bread of life, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. He tells us to “Do this in remembrance of me.”

Night in Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane, near the foot of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus went to pray the night of His betrayal and arrest. The night before He was crucified.

Before the Cock Crows

The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu (galli cantu means cock crow in Latin) commemorates Peter denying Jesus three times. In the lower level of the church is a pit where it is believed Jesus spent the night before He was crucified.

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Good Friday

Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa (The Way of Sorrows) is a pilgrims walk, that commemorates the Fourteen Stations of the Cross, where Jesus, suffering, wound His way through the Old City to Calvary Hill, the Place of the Skull.

The Seven Last Words

As Jesus hung on the cross crucified, He had seven last sayings according to Holy Scripture, prior to His death. These became known as The Seven Last Words of Jesus. He spoke these words from the cross.

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Easter Sunday

The Resurrection

His resurrection reveals that death cannot hold us from the eternal glory to which God has called us. Through His resurrection, death is defeated.

Chapel of the Angel

This chapel protects the tomb of Jesus. Here is where the Angels spoke to Mary Magdalene the morning of the resurrection.

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