Holy Week; Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Resurrection Sunday-Easter.
Holy week is the last week of Lent, the week preceding Easter or Resurrection Sunday. Holy week begins with the 6th Sunday of Lent. Palm Sunday observes the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem during Passover. The crowds waved palm branches and sang songs of celebration. Gospels tell us that Jesus rode into the city on a donkey. Fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah 9.9. Maundy Thursday- is the day of the last supper. or the Passover meal, and communion service. Maundy means, "to give, to entrust or to order". This was the day Jesus was arrested, latter in the night.
Good Friday, Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, suffering by beating, and whippings, death, and burial. Good Friday is not a day of celebration, but of mourning, both for the death of Jesus, but also for the sins of the world, that his death represents
The Sunday following is a day for celebration and joy, as this is the day of Jesus’ resurrection, Easter Sunday. Defeating death (spiritual) not just for him but for us also, our sins forgiven. April 16thBob Martin, Chaplain