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Events at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

Student Lenten Pilgrimages to the Monastery

Take a Student Lenten Pilgrimage with school or family at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Students who take a guided tour of the church, Tomb of Christ and catacombs, and pray the Stations of the Cross (indoors or in the gardens) receive a certificate of participation with a blessing. Reservations are required. Visit or call 202-526-6800.

 Burial of Christ

Experience the Holy Land on Good Friday with a recreation of the Burial of Christ ceremony held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The crucified Christ will be   carried through the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land church in this service of song and prayer, then anointed and placed in the tomb (a full-size replica of the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem). The monastery is at 1400 Quincy St. NE,      Washington, DC 20017. More information and 202-526-6800.

 This and more events will be held at the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Free-will offering. Information at or call 202-526-6800; free parking; Brookland/CUA Metro and H6 bus toward Fort Lincoln.


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