Holy Week is the week which precedes the great festival of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, the final week of Lent. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Holy Week includes Holy Thursday(also known as Maundy Thursday) and Good Friday, which, together with Holy Saturday, are known as theTriduum. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ, Who died on Good Friday in reparation for the sins of mankind, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation.

On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year. Jesus’ triumphant return to Jerusalem is only one side of the story.
By now many of the Jews are filled with hate for Our Lord. They want to see him stoned, calling Him a blasphemer, especially after offering proof of His Divinity during a winter visit to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Dedication. After this, Jesus went to Perea, where he was summoned to Bethany. There he raised Lazarus from the dead, a miracle which wins Him such renown among certain Pharisees that they decided finally to end His life. That evening, He leaves Jerusalem and returns Monday. He spent time with Gentiles in the Temple, and on Wednesday left for the Mount of Olives. Here he foretold the apostles the events of the next several days, including His impending death.

He returned to Jerusalem on Thursday, to share the Last Supper with His apostles. He was subsequently arrested and tried. He was crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem. He was buried the same day, and arose three days later,
All of this is done by our Lord for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him. God so loved us, that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us, so that our sins maybe forgiven.
This glorious celebration gives meaning to the Holy Week. It is known as the greatest and Mother of all festivals in the Church. What good would life be to us had Christ not risen from the dead…
For this reason, dear friends, I urge you all to take active part in the Programs of the Holy week, and also strive to visit the laundry of the Holy Spirit (sacrament of Reconciliation) for our good and santification.
Also, Stay alert on our page for clarifications and explannations of the events of the Holy Week.
Wishing you all a fruitful Holy Week and God bless!

(Is Jesus Christ really angel Michael as put forward by the Jehovah’s Witnesses)
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