If you’re looking for an easy way to watch the Easter Triduum from Rome beginning on Holy Thursday, you might want to check the CNS Crossplayer for its “Vatican Live” feed from the Vatican Television Center. Our Crossplayer (right) is a multimedia platform with video and audio reports, CNS stories, photos and a live 24-hour view of St. Peter’s Square. But during papal events in Rome, the live view of the square is replaced with the Vatican TV coverage of the pope.
Where can you find the CNS Crossplayer? It’s a service we provide exclusively for CNS clients, so you’ll have to go to the Web site of a client who subscribes to it. Here is a short list of diocesan newspapers here in the United States who carry the CNS Crossplayer: Evansville, Ind. (scroll down); Kansas City, Kan.; St. Paul, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; New York; Cincinnati; Arlington, Va.; and Madison, Milwaukee and Superior, Wis.
Here is the broadcast schedule:
– HOLY THURSDAY: Chrism Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica, 3:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Eastern (12:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Pacific); Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the Basilica of St. John Lateran, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern (8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific).
– GOOD FRIDAY: Celebration of the Passion of the Lord from St. Peter’s Basilica, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific); Stations of the Cross from the Colosseum, 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern (12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific).
– HOLY SATURDAY: Easter Vigil from St. Peter’s Basilica, 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Eastern (noon to 3:15 p.m. Pacific).
– EASTER SUNDAY: Easter Mass and “urbi et orbi” blessing from St. Peter’s Square, 4:15 a.m. to 6:40 a.m. Eastern (1:15 a.m. to 3:40 a.m. Pacific).