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Holy Week

Holy Week is the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday. The first written mention of the observance of these days in the church appeared in the latter half of the third century. The observances and the days on which they occur are: Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil.  Read more


Holy Week 2016

Easter is the most joyful day of the year for all Christians, the day we celebrate the fact that life does not end with our physical death but, rather, the end of this life brings with it our transition into another dimension of existence. What can be more joyful than to know that and to live life unafraid? There is one way to experience an even deeper joy at Easter. And that is to fully experience the week that precedes it. We call it Holy Week.  Read more


What is Holy Week?

Holy Week is the last week of Lent leading up to Easter. We know that it has been observed in the Christian Church since at least the latter half of the third century. This year it begins on Sunday, March 24, and ends on Sunday March 31st. It includes the following celebrations: Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entrance on a donkey, into Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus and his twelve disciples. Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ time on the cross and his death. The Great Vigil of Easter is held after dark on Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday, although technically not a part of Holy Week, is the most important celebration of the church year.  Read more


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