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Holy week

April 10, 2017

The Days of Holy Week

Dennis Bratcher

 Palm/Passion Sunday   Maundy Thursday   Good Friday   Holy Saturday

Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter or Resurrection Sunday.  It is observed in many Christian churches as a time to commemorate and enact the suffering (Passion) and death of Jesus through various observances and services of worship. While some church traditions focus specifically on the events of the last week of Jesus’ life, many of the liturgies symbolize larger themes that marked Jesus’ entire ministry. Observances during this week range from daily liturgical services in churches to informal meetings in homes to participate in a Christian version of the Passover Seder.

In Catholic tradition, the conclusion to the week is called the Easter Triduum (a triduum is a space of three days usually accompanying a church festival or holy days that are devoted to special prayer and observance). Some liturgical traditions, such as Lutherans, simply refer to "The Three Days."  The Easter Triduum begins Thursday evening of Holy Week with Eucharist and concludes with evening prayers Easter Sunday.

Fifth Week of Lent

April 6, 2017

Fourth Week of Lent - Open Your Heart

March 25, 2017

Lent helps to remind us that God loves us no matter what.  We must ask for God's forgiveness remembering that he is kind, loving and merciful.  God is committed to bringing you to heaven.  God sees you as the person you are and as the person you are meant to be.

Make the time to read the scriptures and let God speak to your heart.  Take the opportunity to participate in Adoration to give you the environment to listen.

 

excerpt from the WORD among us Lent 2017 edition