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Lent Schedule

Lent and Easter

Cuaresma Schedule 2014

In the Yoeme Communities, the people celebrate the Lenten Season through the Yaqui Easter Cultural Ceremonies. The Ceremonies begin on Ash Wednesday and continue through Easter Sunday. One aspect of this ceremony is the Yaqui interpretation of the Catholic liturgy for the Easter Season, concurrent with the dramatization of the Passion of Jesus Christ by the Yoeme People.

The following is a schedule of events which occur during Lent.

THE TIMES ARE APPROXIMATIONS AND ACT AS A GENERAL GUIDE ONLY.
March 5Ash Wednesday
  • A short service is conducted in the early evening
  • March 7,14,21,28,

    Fridays
  • Processions to the fourteen stations of the cross by members of the church group 6:00 p.m.
  • April 4, 11, 18
    April 12Palm Saturday
  • The fiesta: An all night fiesta with the emergence of the Deer Dancer and the Pahkolam 9:00p.m.
  • The Fiesta Procession 11:00 p.m.
  • April  13Palm Sunday
  • The procession with the Palms and Procession of Christ into Jerusalem 11:00 a.m.
  • Palm distribution.
  • HOLY WEEK
    April  16Holy Wednesday
  • The Tenebrae (The Whipping) 9:00 p.m.
  • April  17Holy Thursday
  • Late morning Procession of the Heart of Jesus with angels 10:00 a.m.
  • The pursuit of the Old Man 3:00 p.m.
  • The capture of the Nazarene 9:00 p.m
  • April 18Good Friday The Crucifixion of Christ followed by two processions and all night vigil of the body of Christ 5:30 p.m.
    April  19Holy Saturday
  • "La Gloria" Ceremony, followed by an all night vigil and traditional dances 12:00 noon.
  • April  20Easter Sunday
  • Matachinim unbraid the Maypole 7:00 a.m.
  • Mass followed by final procession 10:00 a.m.
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