Moriones Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

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The Moriones festival also plays a prominent role in Marinduque's culture. Marinduque is known for this annual Moriones Festival. During the month of April, parades and celebrations can be seen on the streets. In Gasan, Boac, and Mogpog, a parade of people dressed as Moriones can be seen on the main road connecting the towns of the island. Boac and Sta. Cruz, the biggest town in the province, shows a reenactment in the evening of the actual event when Longinus, a blind soldier, punctures Jesus with his spear and blood droplets from the wound restores Longinus' sight.

Here is the Moriones Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities:

MARCH 24, 2013 – PALM SUNDAY
05:00 am – Holy Mass
06:30 am – Holy Mass
07:00 am – Blessing of Palms
- Hosanahan & Procession (a celebration of Christs Entry to Jerusalem)
08:00 am – Holy Mass
03:00 pm – Holy Mass
04:00 pm – General Station of the Cross

MARCH 25, 2013 – HOLY MONDAY
05:30 am – Holy Mass
07:00 am – Participation in the GRAND PARADE
08:00 am – Pilgrimage
– Registration of all Morions
10:00 am - Opening of LEGIONS PHOTO EXHIBIT
10:00 am - Opening of the Marinduque Moriones Festival Trade Expo
03:00 pm – Moriones Parade Around the town
06:30 pm – Morions Torch Parade (MISTAH)
07:00 pm – mass & Installation of New MISTAH Members

MARCH 26, 2013 – HOLY TUESDAY
04:00 am – Pagbasa ng Pasyon sa mga Barangay ng Boac
05:30 am – Holy Mass
07:00 am – Pagbasa ng Pasyon
08:00 am – Registration of Morions
– Visita Iglesia to 7 Parachial Churches in the Province
09:00 am – Morion Parade
04:00 pm – Morion Parade

MARCH 27, 2013 – HOLY WEDNESDAY
05:30 am – Holy Mass
08:00 am – Participation in the GRAND PARADE / Community Parade of Costumes
10:00 am - Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
03:00 pm – Sacrament of Confession
– Morion Parade
04:00 pm – Holy Mass
05:00 pm – Religious Procession
07:00 pm – SENAKULO

MARCH 28, 2013 – MAUNDY THURSDAY
05:00 am – Holy Mass
08:00 am – Chrism Mass / Morion Parade / Battle of the Morions
10:00 am – Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
03:00 pm – Morion Parade
05:00 pm – Celebration of the Last Supper & Washing of Apostles Feet
06:00 pm – Start of Vigil at the Blessed Sacrament
07:00 pm – SENAKULO (The Last Supper)

MARCH 29, 2013 – GOOD FRIDAY
09:00 am – Via Crucis (Way of the Cross Re-Enacted along the street of Boac)
10:00 am – Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
01:00 pm – The Seven last Words
03:00 pm – Celebration of the Passion of Christ
04:00 pm – Veneration of the Holy Cross
05:00 pm – Religious Procession

MARCH 30, 2013 – BLACK SATURDAY
08:00 am – Survival KAbugsakan
09:00 am – Morion Parade
10:00 am-Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
03:00 pm – Morion Parade ( All Morion Groups)
07:00 pm – SENAKULO (The Beheading of Longhinus)
08:00 pm – Torch Parade
09:00 pm – Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ
- Blessing of Fire and Bonfire

MARCH 31, 2013 – EASTER SUNDAY
04:00 am – SALUBONG ( ritual and dance celebrating the appearance of the Risen Christ before the Blessed Mother
05:00 am – Holy Mass
06:30 am – Holy Mass
08:00 am – Holy Mass
09:00 am – CHASE OF LONGHINUS (Day Version) and Morion Parade
10:00 am – PUGUTAN SA ARAW NG LINGGO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY

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