The rites of the Holy Week in Cuglieri

This year we will once again celebrate Holy Week with processions and masses.

Easter Week is one of the most important and followed by the whole community of Cuglieri and beyond.

The processions take place in the streets of the old town, accompanied by the sacred songs of the Confraternities that make this celebration so special.

The polyphonies are a Sardinian peculiarity, these brotherhoods are known at least since the seventeenth century.

During the Holy Week, the repertoire is performed by groups of 4 singers according to a natural register from low to high. Most of the songs are in Latin and take up liturgical texts, but some are in Sardinian. These songs accompany the processions and the scenes that illustrate the Passion, scenes that are performed at the end of the service inside the church or on the route between two churches. The Easter Sunday Mass brings these events to a close.

The program:

Thursday, April 14 at 19:00 (Basilica) Mass and washing of the feet, laying of the Blessed Sacrament, procession “sas Chilcas”

Friday April 15 at 10:00 (Convent) “S’Incravamentu”.

11:00 am Procession of the Penitent with the Cross “Contrarughe

12:00 Procession with Christ on the Cross, preaching and elevation of the Cross

18:00 (Basilica) Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

7:30 p.m. (Convent) Procession of the “Lettiga”; (Basilica) Preaching, “S’Iscravamentu and procession with the dead Christ

Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. Way of the Cross of the confraternities

22:00 Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. (Holy Cross) Procession to the Basilica with the Risen Christ and the Virgin Mary

11:00 am (Basilica) Easter Mass