Holy Week: What Are The Days Of Holy Week And How Do We Observe Them?

What are the Days of Holy Week

 

As we prepare to observe Holy Week and celebrate Easter, here is an easy guide to help you and your kids understand the different days of Holy Week and ways you can observe them as a family.

What is Holy Week?

Holy Week recounts the final days of Jesus’ life including his death, burial, and resurrection. Discover the history of honoring Holy Week and more details about Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

Holy Week History: What is Palm Sunday?

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday – a celebration of Jesus fulfilling the prophecy from Zechariah with his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We celebrate Christ as king on Palm Sunday.

Holy Week History: What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday honors the Last Supper, when Jesus established the Lord’s Supper. Churches celebrate Maundy Thursday by taking Communion.

Holy Week History: What is Good Friday?

Good Friday is marked by somber reflections on the death of Christ. When we meditate on what Jesus did for us, we are reminded of Jesus’ suffering and how powerful our sin is. Jesus took on our sin and experienced the ultimate separation from God so that we will never have to experience that.

Holy Week History: What is Easter Sunday?

Holy Week leads up to the celebration of Jesus’ triumph over death on Easter Sunday. The Resurrection gives us hope that one day we will also have eternal life with God!

Jesus Is The Good NewsIn “Jesus Is The Good News!”, Phil Vischer explains Holy Week and the Resurrection in a way that helps children form an emotional connection to what Jesus did for us on the cross. Preview the DVD here.

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ClaudeMDionne
ClaudeMDionne

Even though I know personally that Jesus-Christ is finally My Lord and Saviour, I have decided NOT to celebrate any of the days of Passover this season. The reason is that this Passover is NOT the real Jewish Passover ('Pesach') and is a counterfeit holiday named after Ishtar. Because I definitely know that I was misguided for many years. I hope you understand. Godspeed!

Susan J York-Warren
Susan J York-Warren

A huge "thank you" to the staff at "What's in the Bible!" You guys bring the Bible to life in a very real way for my kids. I thank God for your ministry everyday.

Genia Kodada
Genia Kodada

Palm sunday lent, passover good friday Easter an its a time to celebrate an be Thankful for our Lord Jesus sacrifice on the Cross an his Resurrection Amen

Vilma Tamargo
Vilma Tamargo

To me and most Christians this the holiest week in the entire year! Very solemn and spiritual...

Sherry Forschen
Sherry Forschen

There is MUCH to celebrate on this week, my favorite holiday. Hosanna in the Highest!

Anne Norman Koepp
Anne Norman Koepp

Thank you for helping me teach my children about the Bible and Jesus!

Virginia Lojuti
Virginia Lojuti

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