2022-04-06
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For those who don't know, the Holy Week, also known as the season of Lent, is considered the most sacred week of the year. It typically begins on the evening of Palm Sunday. Most Christians perform a variety of rituals and follow a lot of traditions when the Holy Week commences, like liturgies, floats, and live reenactments of Jesus Christ's life. Moreover, the performance of these traditions during Holy Week gathers an enormous crowd from every corner of the world.

Holy Week is on the brink of arrival, and people are more than frenzy to recall all the sacrifices Jesus made and the miracles He performed for the betterment of humankind. These inspiring Holy Week quotes will establish love, peace, and hope in your life.

As we celebrate the Holy Week, let's remember when the Lord Jesus Christ saved us from our sins. Let us pray for peace and reflect on ourselves.

Holy Week Quotes

Now that Holy Week is just around the corner, and Easter Sunday is coming close, these quotes will inspire Christians to remember Jesus Christ, the son of God, the savior of humankind. Here are some excerpts to lift your spirits.

During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference. - Pope Francis

The cross is not the suffering tied to natural existence, but the suffering tied to being Christians. The cross is never simply a matter of suffering, but a matter of suffering and rejection for the sake of Jesus Christ, not for the sake of some other arbitrary behavior or confession. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We need to take time to connect with the poor, resist our unceasing cravings, and pray. But we also need to gather with friends and family, share in God's good provision, eat delicious food, tell stories that encourage us all, and celebrate the risen Lord. - Chris Seay

These special holidays give rise to various liturgical calendars that suggest we should mark our days not only with the cycles of the moon and seasons, but also with occasions to tell our children the stories of our faith community's past so that this past will have a future, and so that our ancient way and its practices will be rediscovered and renewed every year. - Brian D. McLaren

Self-denial means knowing only Christ and no longer oneself. It means seeing only Christ, who goes ahead of us, and no longer the path that is too difficult for us. Self-denial is saying only: He goes ahead of us; hold fast to him. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. - William Penn

The Cross is the word through which God has responded to evil in the world. Sometimes it may seem as though God does not react to evil, as if he is silent. And yet, God has spoken, he has replied, and his answer is the Cross of Christ: a word which is love, mercy, forgiveness. It also reveals a judgment, namely that God, in judging us, loves us. Remember this: God, in judging us, loves us. If I embrace his love, then I am saved, if I refuse it, I am condemned, not by him, but my own self, because God never condemns. He only loves and saves. - Pope Francis

Through the stark and solemn Liturgy of the Friday we call "Good," we stand at the Altar of the Cross where heaven is rejoined to earth and earth to heaven, along with the Mother of the Lord. We enter into the moment that forever changed - and still changes - all human History, the great self-gift of the Son of God who did for us what we could never do for ourselves by, in the words of the ancient Exultet, "trampling on death by death." We wait at the tomb and witness the Glory of the Resurrection and the beginning of the New Creation. - Deacon Keith Fournier

Holy Week Quotes From the Bible

Easter isn't just a time for egg hunts or crafts, but it's a time for reflection. Why not take some time off from crafting and cooking to bask in these inspiring scripture verses with your loved ones, children, and neighbors? Here are some Holy Week quotes for the Bible to get you started.

"Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.'" (Mark 10:27)

"We must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up." (Galatians 6:9)

"It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all." (1 Timothy 1:15)

"And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation." (Psalm 35:9)

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." (Zechariah 9:9)

"The next day, the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!'" (John 12:12-12)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)

"In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome." (1 John 5:3)

"As he was drawing near — already on the way down the Mount of Olives — the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen." (Luke 19:37)

"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" (Luke 19:38)

As the Easter season gets underway, you'll probably find yourself busy with Easter crafts, planning an Easter dinner menu, tracking the Easter bunny, egg hunts, etc. Taking a moment to reflect on your faith with these Palm Sunday scriptures is essential for connecting with yourself and prioritizing your relationship with God. You can also read some Bible verses about Easter to get you excited for the big day.

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