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As Holy Week is the most important week of the year for all Christians. However, life does happen, and some may struggle with finding discipline as Resurrection Sunday draws closer.

Why is this Holy Week? Holy Week is the period before Easter, starting with Palm Sunday. It is a time Christians remember Jesus Christ’s death by crucifixion, his resurrection, and his victory over death and sin.

Palm Sunday

Christians remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem in observance of Passover. (Passover is a week that celebrates Israelis’ release from slavery in Egypt.) The Gospels tell us crowds welcomed Jesus by placing cloaks and palm leaves down in his path.

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday, sometimes called Maundy Thursday, recognizes Jesus’ Last Supper of the Eucharist, a cornerstone of Christianity. On this day, Jesus washed the feet of his 12 disciples, showing them how they were to love one another just as he loved them. In modern times, priests, bishops and cardinals all over the world – including the pope – wash the feet of 12 people in observation of Jesus’ actions on the night before he died, an act of humiltiy and service.

Good Friday

Good Friday is a commemoration of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. It is a day of fasting, repentance and sadness. It is also known as Great Friday or Sorrowful Friday.


If this sounds familiar to you, here are a few things to remember as you enter into this period:

  • Make an extra and intentional sacrifice: In addition to the fasting you may be participating in, think of something else that you could give up.
  • Take extra time to meditate and pray: Set additional time this week for prayer and meditation. Also, make your prayers direct and intentional.
  • Embrace the silence and stillness of the day: If that mean waking up earlier or spending a few extra minutes alone at night, it’s important to enjoy your solitude.

It’s okay to fall short because you are human, however, remember everything is about intention. So if you are intentional in your sacrifices and what you do, you should have a blessed Holy Week!

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