What The Bible Says About The Holy Week

What The Bible Says About The Holy Week

The Lenten Season, or the Holy Week, is a very special event for the Christian, especially the Catholic denomination. This entire week embodies the final days of the Son of God’s, Jesus Christ, life before he was crucified to die on the cross in order to pay for the sins of mankind. In this regard, the Lenten Season, or the Holy Week, is a time for prayer, for Christians, and meditation of what we have done in our lives that goes against the wishes of the Lord, and what we can do to become better persons from here on out.


Read on to find out more about the Holy Week.


The Holy Week is a portion of the Paschal Triduum, considered the final week of Lent, or the Lenten Season. The event starts on Palm Sunday and continuous up to Holy Saturday, with Good Friday and Maundy Thursday as important dates in between.


For some reason, this important event does not have a specific calendar date. Instead it is commemorated within late March or mid April. For instance, the Holy Week in 2011 fell within April 17 to April 23.


A few more facts about the Holy Week according to compassion Bible verses:

The Holy Week’s liturgical color is purple or violet
The Holy Week is a type of fasting holiday
The Holy Week is celebrated during the final week of the Lenten Season
The Holy Week is celebrated to remember the final days of Jesus Christ
The Holy Week is also known as hebdomada major
Compassion Bible verses references include Matthew 21, 26-27; Luke 19, 22-23; John 13, 16-19; Mark 11, 14-15;


Important dates of the Holy Week:

Holy Saturday – The day for preparing for the Feast of Resurrection


Good Friday – The day where Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross


Maundy Thursday – The day that celebrates the sacraments of Ordination and the Holy Eucharist


Spy Wednesday – This day commemorates the start of Jesus Christ’s trials as Judas agrees to betray him for coins


Palm Sunday – This day celebrates Jesus’ successful entrance into the city of Jerusalem.


Not all denominations share the same beliefs about the Holy Week.

Some believe in it, while others think it has no real basis on the Scriptures. But the important thing to note is that is we all believe in the fact that the Son of God came, lived with us, and died for us, and that we owe this second chance to his great sacrifice.