Holy Week Marks the end of the 40-day period of penance called Lent


Which of these days DOES NOT fall during Holy Week?

Shrove Tuesday, also referred to as Fat Tuesday or Mardis Gras, is a day of feasting prior to Ash Wednesday, kicking off the Lent Season. It falls prior to Lent, not during Holy Week.

What day commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion?

On this day, palm leaves and clothing were laid in Christ’s path. Palm Sunday is often celebrated with the distribution of Palm Leaves. It is the last Sunday of Lent and the first day of Holy Week.

Jesus rides into Jerusalem on what animal?


Why is the day before Good Friday called Maundy Thursday?

The commandment given by Jesus at the Last Supper is reference in the book of John 13:34: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

All Christian denominations observe Holy Week, generally holding special services during the week.

While most Christian denominations celebrate Palm Sunday and Good Friday, some churches do nothing special in observance of those days. The Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran churches most commonly observe Holy Week with special services.

What does Good Friday commemorate?


Easter Sunday IS NOT considered the most important season of the Christian year?

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian church, considered the central feast of the liturgical year. Without the resurrection, there would be no Christian faith.

Spy Wednesday, an unofficial day in the Holy Week lineup, is often associated with what event?


On which Holy Week day is the altar typically stripped or covered in black?

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