Why on Earth haven’t I thought of this before?
See, all the Dutch-speakers out there (and possibly some German-speakers too) simply visit agneskerk.org when they want to find out what time everything is during the Triduum. Well, either that or they get the parish newsletter emailed to them each month.
The snazzy, glossy, international version doesn’t exist (yet). And until it does (and perhaps even afterwards, hehe), I, the loose cannon of the parish, will happily disseminate English language info about such things.
The thought occurs to me that the parish should run some kind of B&B near the church so that international visitors have a place to stay 😀
Crazy ideas aside – if you haven’t already seen this and are in or near Amsterdam this weekend, this is when you need to get along to Amstelveenseweg 163 for the biggest party of the year.
18:00 Confessions* (until 18:45)
19:00 Solemn High Mass in Coena Domini, followed by Watching at the Altar of Repose until 22:00
A day of fasting and abstinence.
13:00 Confessions* (until 14:00)14:15 Via Crucis
15:00 Commemoration of the Passion in Parasceve
13:00 Confessions* (until 15:00)
21:30 Solemn Easter Vigil (until late)
(Central European Summer Time begins! Even less sleep!)
11:00 High Mass
(a public holiday in the Netherlands)
*Normally there’s a pretty liberal approach to Confession – turn up at the church and if there’s a priest around, he’ll hear you. During the Triduum the church may be closed when there is no service happening, for example to prepare the sanctuary, decorations in the nave, or practising the liturgy. So if you still need to make your Easter Confession, if you turn up at the times mentioned you can be certain that a priest will be sitting in the Confessional for you (at least that’s how I understand things).