This week is one of the oldest celebrations of the Christian church.

Holy Week, the days before Easter, is more celebrated than any other festival of Christianity.  It began to be commemorated before 100 years passed after Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection.[1]

  • Holy Monday
  • Holy Tuesday
  • Spy Wednesday and the Tenebrae
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Black Saturday

These six days between Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, which we call Palm Sunday, and his Resurrection on Easter juxtapose grief with elation, torture with dancing, cries of “It is finished” with “Hallelujah!”

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