Lent is a religious observance that starts at the end of the carnivals, on Ash Wednesday.
It is practiced for about 40 days until the holiday of Easter.
Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ and the purpose of Lent
is to prepare the believer for this special holy day.
In the Christian world, the 40 days of Lent are dedicated to praying and meditating.
Usually, this period includes a fast from meat, eggs, cheese and alcoholic beverages.
In addition, some believers today refrain from eating sweets or eating a certain type of food.
During the Lent period, all the representatives of the Latin or
Catholic Church in Jerusalem gather every Saturday for a festive procession.
The church of the Holy Sepulcher holds special processions on early Saturday afternoon.
Furthermore, The Latin Patriarch, Franciscans monks and pilgrims pray together
in front of most of the altars of the Church. The procession is accompanied by the organ.
The Catholic Church has been preforming this ceremony since the late middle ages.
The purpose of this ceremony is to recall the moment of the Resurrection of Jesus.
You are more than welcome to attend and experience these special
ceremonies that only take place five times a year.