Cartagena and beyond: Easter programming in Mompox

The "Land of God", Mompox, is preparing for its traditional Easter celebrations with an agenda of Sacred events. This tradition has more than three hundred years of history.

It is a historic city, 6 hours by bus from Cartagena de Indias, located in the department of Bolívar, on the western margin of one of the arms of the Magdalena River.

April the 11th

Painful Thursday

7:00 p.m. (Church event) Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. Solemn Eucharist of Renewal of Faith of the Nazarenes and Blessing of their robes.

11:00 p.m. Church of San Francisco. Act: Stealing the pass.

12:00 a.m. Act: Procession of the "Paso Robao or Despedimento". Start: Calle Real del Medio, Callejón de los Cobos.

April the 12th

Painful Friday

4:00 a.m. (Church event) Iglesia Santo Domingo, Solemne Eucaristía – Dismissal Sermon. The procession continues until it reaches the Church of San Francisco.

6:00 p.m. Church of San Francisco, Holy Eucharist and pious exercise of the saint via crucis.

7:00 p.m. Procession of the Meeting. Saint via crucis. Route: Church of San Francisco, Calle de la Albarrada, Plaza del Moral, Alley of the Municipality, turn on Calle de la Carrera, Plaza Real de la Concepcion, Calle de San Juan, Calle de la Albarrada, Callejón de las Tres Cruces, Calle Real Medio. Arrival: Church of San Francisco.

April the 14th

Palm Sunday

8:00 a.m. Church of Santa Barbara. Blessing of “Ramos”. Procession "Triumphal Entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem". Arrival at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción.

April the 15th

Holy Monday

6:00 p.m. Solemn Eucharist. Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción.

7:00 p.m. Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. Solemn Procession of the "Pae" Jesus Nazareno "to the Church of San Francisco.Semana Santa Mompox Cartagena

April the 16th

Holy Tuesday

6:00 p.m. Solemn Eucharist. Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción.

7:00 p.m. Solemn Procession of Virgen de las Angustias (Our Lady of Sorrows) and the Santo Ecce Homo (Holy Ecce Homo), Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción to the Iglesia de Santo Domingo.

April the 17th

Holy Wednesday

5:00 p.m. Chapel of the Municipal Cemetery, Solemn Eucharist to the Dead.

7:00 p.m. Illumination of the Cemetery and Funeral Retreat in honor to all the deceased Nazarenes and Musicians, by the band of musicians of Mompox.

April the 18th

Holy Thursday

12:00 p.m. Homage of the Trumpeter Nazarenes and Campaneros to the Deceased Nazarenes. Start of the stations of the Nazarenes by the different temples of the city in the exercise of their commands.

3:00 p.m. Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. Solemn Eucharist "Supper of the Lord and washing of the feet". Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

4:00 p.m. Bolívar Symphony Orchestra Concert.

Director: Maestro Germán Céspedes.

Choir of the Opera Workshop of the Adolfo Mejía Conservatory of UNIBAC.

Directed: Maestro Hernán Alberto Salazar.

Place: Iglesia de Santa Bárbara.

6:00 p.m. Solemn Procession of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, traveled along the Calle Real de Medio from the Iglesia de San Francisco to the Basilica of the Santísimo Cristo Milagroso de Mompox.Semana Santa en Mompox

April the 19th

Holy Friday

7:00 a.m. Solemn Via Crucis live from the Callejón de la Cruz through the Calle de la Albarrada to the Iglesia de Santa Bárbara.

10:00 a.m. Bolívar Symphony Orchestra Concert.

Director: Maestro Germán Céspedes.

Choir of the Opera Workshop of the Adolfo Mejía Conservatory of UNIBAC.

Directed: Maestro Hernán Alberto Salazar.

Place: Iglesia de Santa Bárbara.

2:00 p.m. Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, celebration of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. "Exaltation of the Cross".

4:00 p.m. Basilica of the Santísimo Cristo Milagroso de Mompox, Sermon of the Seven Words of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

6:00 p.m. Solemn Procession of the Holy Burial or of the Holy Sepulcher, accompanied by the Virgen de la Soledad, along the Calle Real del Medio from the Basilica of the Santísimo Cristo Milagroso de Mompox, to the Iglesia de San Francisco.

April the 20th

Holy Saturday

1:00 a.m. Iglesia de San Francisco to the Basilica of the Santísimo Cristo de los Milagros de Mompox. Rosario de la Aurora, Solemn Procession and Sermon of the Virgen de la Soledad.

7:00 p.m. Iglesia de San Francisco. Serenade the Lord in the Holy Sepulcher. The passage between the death and the resurrection of Jesus is remembered. It is a day of mourning and sadness because we do not have Jesus among us.

9:00 p.m. Iglesia de la Inamculada Concepción. Solemn Easter Vigil, Blessing of Fire, Procession with the Paschal Candle, Celebration of the Word.

April the 21st

Easter Sunday

12:00 a.m. Iglesia de San Francisco to the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, Procession of the Risen Christ.

6:00 a.m. Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, Holy Eucharist of Resurrection.

8:00 a.m. Iglesia de Santa Bárbara, celebration of the Eucharist, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Procession of Minerva or Cuadra.

April the 22nd

Easter Monday

6:00 a.m. Basilica del Santísimo Cristo Milagroso de Mompox, Holy Eucharist to the Miraculous Christ.

6:00 p.m. Iglesia de San Francisco. Holy Eucharist.

7:00 p.m. Solemn Procession Return of the "Pae" Jesus Nazareno Iglesia de San Francisco to the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción.
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