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EASTER IN VODICE


10 DAYS OF EASTER IN VODICE

PROGRAM 2019.


11.04. – Exhibition, workshop and concert
  • 17:00 – Opening of photo exhibition by Andrija Vrcan, City Library of Vodice
  • 17:15 – "Glagolitic church folk singing, non-material cultural heritage of Croatia", music workshop and seminar, City Library of Vodice
  • 19:00 – Holy Mass led by "Local singers KBF", parish church of Našašća sv. Cross, Vodice
  • 19:30 - Concert of Croatian folk lent songs performed by "Local singers KBF", Našašća parish church of sv. Cross, Vodice

13.04. – Generation gathering of members from the Company of Žudije (guardians of Christ's tomb) from Vodice
  • 19:00 - evening Mass for all deceased members of Žudije, at the parish church of the Finding of the Holy Cross
  • 20:00 – dinner and gathering for all generations of Žudije, pastoral center „Bažana“

14.04. – Palm Sunday
  • 11:00 – blessing of olive branches at the dr. Franjo Tuđman square and festive celebration of Holy Mass
  • 19:00 – dramatic display of Lord's Passion,Imotski
    the city of Imotski invites all to the famous "Muka" - the passage of Christ's suffering, death and resurrection. The guardians of God's tomb from Imotski together with the guide of Žudije attend more than 500 costumed actors

15.04. – Holy Monday
  • 09:00 – 17:00 – setting of God's tomb in the parish church, possibility to visit
  • 16:00 – workshop „How to make „vodička karitula“ - easter bread and how to make hat of Žudiji“, dr. Franjo Tuđman square

16.04. – Holy Thursday
  • 09:00 – 17:00 - setting of God's tomb in the parish church
  • 18:00 – Holy Mass, parish curch of st. Jelena, Prvić Šepurina
  • 18:30 – History of origination and activities of Žudije (guardians of Christ's tomb) in Šepurine, parish church of st. Jelena, Prvić Šepurina

17.04. – Holy Wednesday
  • 09:00 – 17:00 - setting of God's tombin theparish church
  • 19:30 – Lent concert, Cultural Center of Vodice

18.04. – Holy Thursday
  • 19:30 - the Mass of the Lord's Supper
    From the members of the Žudiji society, twelve of them are chosen, and they represent 12 apostles to whom the Lord's pastor's washes their feet, symbolizing Christ's gesture of service and charity.
  • 22:00 – 23:00 – the guards at the tomb of God in the parish church

19.04. – Holy Friday
  • 07:00 – 20:30 – the guards at the tomb of God in the parish church
  • 11:00 – "The Way of the Cross"in the parish church
  • 14:00 – "Lady's Tears", singing of psalms on the old Vodice folk chants
  • 19:30 – the Rite of the Passion of Christ
    he ceremonial procession goes through Vodice where Žudiji participate, making election of the roles of Jesus, Jude and Simon, and Pontius Pilate and Veronica.
  • 22:30 – 00:00 – the night guards at the tomb of God in the parish church

20.04. – Holy Saturday
  • 00:00 – 08:30 – the night guards at the tomb of God in the parish church
  • 08:30 – 13:00 – children from 4 - 13 years in the charge of God's tomb guards
  • 18:00 – the choice of the nine who "fall", symbolizing this act of the Resurrection of the Lord
  • 20:00 – Easter Vigil Liturgy–The Service of Light, fall of Žudiji Eucharista and the blessing of food
    The Ecclesiastical Service: The Light-Blessing Service of the Fire, the Service of Word -Žudiji fall, the baptism service, the Eucharistic ministry, and the blessing of the food.

21.04. – Easter
  • 10:00 - Easter tournament in "eggtapping" at the dr. Franjo Tuđman square
  • 11:00 – festive celebration of Easter Mass

22.04. – Easter Monday
"Festival of guardians of Christ's tomb" in Oklaj
  • 10:00 – Holy Mass
  • 11:00 - Šime Strikoman's Millennium photo
  • 11:30 – ranking of all guardians of Christ's tomb
  • 12:00- 14:00 – "Festival of guardians of Christ's tomb" - a display of Easter customs and chants
    Throughout the festival, the Society of the Guardian of God's Tomb is exchanged, showing its unique passion-minded customs, its uniform and folk costumes, as well as its various easter-related sticks.
  • 14:00 – a special reception for all the guest of the festival
Easter breakfast in Vodice, at the dr. Franjo Tuđman Square
  • 10:00 - opening and serving of Easter breakfast
    Vodice Tourist Board traditionally organizes Easter breakfast in the open with the participation of folk groups from the surrounding towns and Dalmatian klapa, as well as the offer of local specialties.

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