Holy Week (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In the Western church, Holy Week is not a separate season but a part of Lent. In the Eastern church, Holy Week is a season to itself. Holy Week commemorates the final events that led to the death of Jesus.

The Passion of Christ

The term passion, from the Latin passus, refers to the suffering of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. This suffering was not only physical, but also spiritual in that Jesus was rejected by those unfaithful to the covenant. The Gospels record his agony in prayer in...


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