Stations of the Cross

Join us at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on April 7 for this Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each of the fourteen stations we prayerfully memorialize and visualize the journey of Christ to the Cross. For more events at the Monastery, visit our Calendar of Events.

Palm Sunday Vigil Mass

Celebrate Palm Sunday at the Franciscan Monastery with a Vigil Mass at 5pm. Find out more about Holy Week at the Monastery by visiting the Calendar of Events.

Holy Thursday

The Franciscan Monastery will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30pm. After Mass, you're invited to watch and wait with Christ in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. Visit the calendar of events to see all the happenings at the Franciscan Monastery.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Prepare the way for the Risen Christ on Easter and take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Good Friday with the Friars at the Franciscan Monastery. View our calendar to see the entire listing of Franciscan Monastery events.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Commemorate the Lord's Passion with the Franciscan Monastery at 3:30 pm on Good Friday as part of the Triduum leading up to Easter. Check our calendar of events to see the full listing of Holy Week events.

Burial Service

Good Friday Burial Service with Ron Freeman Chorale. This service is a solemn reenactment of The Burial of Christ and is very similar to the ceremony reenacted each year on Good Friday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. There are very few places outside of the Holy Land where this ceremony is performed. The friars [...]

Easter Sunday Mass Schedule

6:00 a.m. (sunrise)  Sorrow turns to joy as we celebrate the Risen Christ! Mass will be held in the Grotto, weather permitting. Masses will also be held at: 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon Visit the calendar of events to see all the happenings at the Monastery.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Observe The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington DC. Mass will be held at 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Visit the calendar of events to see all the happenings at the Monastery.

Burning of Palm Branches

Been holding onto your blessed palm branches from last year's Palm Sunday? Bring them to the Franciscan Monastery for the annual burning of palm branches on February 19th, immediately after the 11 a.m. Mass. The ashes of the Blessed Palms will be used for Ash Wednesday, February 22nd.

St. Anthony of Padua Solemn Mass

Join us this Thursday, June 13th at 11:00 AM for a solemn Mass and distribution of blessed bread in honor of St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the Custody of the Holy Land.