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HOLY WEEK

Holy Week in the Christian Year is the week immediately before Easter. Holy Week begins with the commemoration of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, climaxing with the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and the passion of Jesus on Good Friday. It concludes with Christ’s rest in death for three days until Easter.

Jesus was crucified by the Romans on a hill outside Jerusalem. The cross is often used as a symbol of the Christian faith. Christians remember that Jesus died for everyone.

“But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here; for he has risen, as he said.” Matthew 28:5-6


“And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take, this is my body.”  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.  And he said to them,  “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.  Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the Kingdom of God.”

Mark 14:  22-25

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Luke 24: 1-9

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they have prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tome, but when they went in they did not find the body.  While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hand of sinful men, and crucified, and on the third day rise.”  And they remembered his words and turning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.