Welcome to the website of the Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Information for visitors
The Basilica of the Holy Blood and its museum are accessible daily from 10:00 am to 5:15 pm. On Fridays, Sundays and festival days, the upper basilica is not accessible between 10:45 am and 12:15 pm due to the celebration of the Eucharist, unless you wish to attend Holy Mass.
Entry to the Basilica: free of charge
Entry to the museum: 5 euros - free for childeren under 12.
The basilica and the museum are exceptionally closed on January 1
and also from Monday 2024 January 15 to Saturday 2024 January 20.
Every day at 11:00 am except Monday
Veneration of the Holy Blood relic
Every afternoon from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm
and on Fridays from 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Please, support us in the restoration of the Jules Anneessens organ!
The organ has been playing weekly during services for over a hundred years. No wonder then that parts of the organ are in need of restoration. To improve the sound quality the brotherhood would also like to add a few new timbres, such as Basson-Hautbois 8, Quinte 3, Fourniture, Violoncelle 8 and Viole 4.
WEDNESDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2023 - 11:00 am : Celebration of All Saints' DayMusic by Vocal Ensemble Sanguis Christi
THURSDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2023 - 11:00 am : Celebration of All Souls' Day
MONDAY 25 DECEMBER 2023 - 11:00 am : ChristmasMusic by Vocal Ensemble Sanguis Christi
TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER 2023 - 8:00 pm : ConcertWesthoek Consort String Orchestra in collaboration with organist Eric Hallein - tickets: 20 euros
WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2024 - 11:00 am : Ash Wednesday11:00: Mass with consecration and placing of repentance ashes
SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2024 - 11:00 am : Palm Sunday
THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2024 - 11:00 am : Holy Thursday
FRIDAY 29 MARCH 2024 - 3:00 pm : Holy Friday- from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm: Veneration of the Holy Blood - 3:00 pm: Service of Holy Friday - from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Veneration of the Holy Blood
SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2024 - 09:00 am : Holy SaturdayOccasion for Confession in the lower basilica from 10 am to 12 am
SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2024 - 11:00 am : Celebration of Easter
SUNDAY 05 MAY 2024 : Week of Prayer of the Holy Blood- 10:00 am: Veneration of the Holy Blood - 11:00 am: Eucharist: Opening celebration - choir: Saint Donaas choir - 2:00 pm: Veneration of the Holy Blood (until 4:00 pm) - 4:00 pm: Vespers
MONDAY 06 MAY 2024 - 11:00 am : Feast of the Holy Blood- 10:00 am: Veneration of the Holy Blood - 11:00: Eucharist - 2:00 pm: Veneration of the Holy Blood (until 4:30 pm)
WEDNESDAY 08 MAY 2024 : Wednesday in the Week of Prayer of the Holy Blood- 10:00 am: Veneration of the Holy Blood (upper basilica) - 2:00 pm: Veneration of the Holy Blood (until 4:30 pm) - 7:00 pm: Eucharist in preparation for the procession - choir: Ensemble Sanguis Christi
THURSDAY 09 MAY 2024 : Ascension of the Lord- 9:30 am: Lauds in the Basilica of the Holy Blood - 11:00 am: Pontifical celebration in the Saint Saviour's Cathedral - 12:00 pm: Veneration of the Holy Blood in Saint Saviour's Cathedral (until 1 pm) - 2:30 pm: Procession of the Holy Blood - 5:30 pm: Closing ceremony on the Burg Square
SATURDAY 11 MAY 2024 : Gebedsweek rond het Heilig Bloed
SATURDAY 11 MAY 2024 - 8:00 pm : Concert
SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024 : Closing celebration of the Holy Blood Week of Prayer- 10:00: Veneration of the Holy Blood - 11:00: Celebration of the Eucharist - 14:00: Veneration of the Holy Blood (until 16:00) - 16:00: Vespers service - Ensemble Sanguis Christi
SUNDAY 19 MAY 2024 - 11:00 am : Pentecost
THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2024 - 11:00 am : Celebration of the Assumption of Mary
FRIDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2024 - 11:00 am : Celebration of All Saints' Day
SATURDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2024 - 11:00 am : Celebration of All Souls' Day
WEDNESDAY 25 DECEMBER 2024 - 11:00 am : Christmas