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VIA ELEV8

For Christians this is the Holiest Week of the year. It is the week in which they memorialized the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The week begins on Palm Sunday, in which readings from the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John are reflected upon. Palm Leaves are given and many processions are enacted which carry out the arrival of Christ to the city of Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him with waving palm branches, and by covering his path with palm branches

The next day of the week for reflection is Thursday. It is known by the following names Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries. It is the holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth Day of Holy week. During services on this day the institution of Communion is reflected upon, along with the beginnings of the priesthood and call to service. At the end of this service many people institute a practice called Tenebrae. It is the practice of extinguishing lights and candles and covering of statues and paintings. This is the reflection of mourning the capture of Christ in the Garden.

The Sixth day of Holy Week brings us to Good Friday. Good Friday is often called by the names Holy Friday, Black Friday, and Great Friday. It is based on the scriptural details of the Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus, and the sentencing to death by Crucifixion by Pontius Pilate.