Local May 30, 2024 | 8:31 am

Activities for Corpus Christi Day in Dominican Republic

This Thursday, Corpus Christi Day, is commemorated in honor of the body and blood of Christ. To mark this holiday, the Catholic Church has organized various activities throughout the country.

Santo Domingo:
The Archdiocese of Santo Domingo will hold a procession at 3:00 PM, followed by the Eucharist at 4:00 PM in front of the Colón Lighthouse.

At the Nuestra Señora de Regla Cathedral, a procession will start at 8:00 AM, followed by a mass at 9:00 AM and adoration until 7:00 PM.

At the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, four masses will be held at 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 6:00 PM. A procession will follow at 4:30 PM from the San Pedro Apóstol Parish.

Activities at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Cathedral include adoration starting at 7:00 AM, a Eucharist at 8:00 AM, and a procession through the city center after mass.

San Juan de la Maguana:
In the San Juan Bautista Cathedral, a procession will begin at 8:00 AM from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel to the cathedral, concluding with the Eucharist.

San Pedro de Macorís:
A procession will take place at 8:00 AM from the cathedral to the Cristo Rey School.

Santiago de los Caballeros:
The Archdiocese will hold a procession at 7:00 AM from the Santiago Apóstol Cathedral to the Cibao Stadium, concluding with the Eucharist.

La Vega:
Masses at the cathedral will be celebrated at 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, and 10:30 AM. A procession will follow at 4:00 PM from the San Agustín Parish to the cathedral.

Puerto Plata:
A procession will take place at 6:00 AM.

Corpus Christi is celebrated on the Thursday following the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, which occurs on the Sunday following Pentecost, sixty days after Easter Sunday. This tradition originates from the Last Supper, where Jesus Christ, on the night of Holy Thursday, used bread to represent his body and wine to represent his blood, inviting his disciples to partake. This act precedes his holy sacrifice on the cross, venerating his holiness as God’s representative on earth.

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