TV Picks 03.28.21
A look at Holy Week and Easter offerings
SUNDAY, March 28
EWTN At 4:30am Pope Francis will celebrate the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday, with the Angelus live afterwards. (Re-airs 7pm.) At 8am, live, will be Palm Sunday Mass with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. (Re-airs midnight.) At noon, live, is the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
SUNDAY, March 28, 2pm
Love, Agony and Hope: A Journey Into the Lives of Jesus and Mary on Holy Thursday and Good Friday
EWTN A chorale and orchestra perform hymns and classical pieces in St. Andrew’s Church in Rochester, New York, in 2018, in memory of Jesus’ passion and death.
SUNDAY, March 28, 10pm
Holy Land, Holy Sites
EWTN At 10pm, Fathers Joseph Mary and Mark Mary of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word present Life of Christ: A Holy Land Pilgrimage.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, April 1-3
EWTN On Thursday at noon, live, the Pope will preside at the Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper. At 2pm, in Praying With Jesus in the Garden of Olives, the Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land will have Holy Hour in the Basilica of the Agony. At 5pm, live, will be the Choral Meditations and Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the Basilica of the National Shrine.
On Friday at noon, live, Pope Francis will preside at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. (Re-airs midnight.) At 1:30pm will be The Seven Last Words of Christ With Father Raymond de Souza. This series of meditations will look to Joseph and his heavenly patronage while meditating upon the seven times Jesus speaks from the cross. At 2:30pm, live, will be the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in the National Shrine. At 5pm will be the Way of the Cross. With images from the Holy Land and reflections by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the private secretary for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, meditate on the passion of Our Lord in this powerful devotion.
On Saturday at 1:30pm, live, Pope Francis will say the Easter Vigil Mass. At 8pm, live, will be the Easter Vigil Mass from the National Shrine.
FRIDAY, April 2, 11am
Exposition of the Holy Shroud of Turin
EWTN The Archdiocese of Turin will host the exposition, which will air on EWTN, on Italy’s TV2000 and on social media; see Sindone.org for more information.
FRIDAY, April 2, 8pm
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This 1959 epic, based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, is well suited for Good Friday in that it embodies St. Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 1, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
SUNDAY, April 4, live
EWTN At 4am, Pope Francis will celebrate the Solemn Mass of Easter, with the urbi et orbi (“To the city and the world”) message and blessing afterwards. (Re-airs 7pm.) At 8am the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word will offer the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday. (Re-airs midnight.) At noon will be Easter Sunday Mass at the National Shrine.
Papal events are subject to change. Check EWTN.com for latest information.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.
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