PALM SUNDAY always takes place a week before Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus in to Jerusalem days before his death and resurrection. As Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem the people laid down their cloaks in front of him, and also laid down small branches of palm trees.
HOLY WEDNESDAY is the day also known as Spy Wednesday. This is the day when Judas Iscariot, a disciple of Jesus, decided to turn on Jesus and agreed to show the chief priests where they could easily capture Jesus.
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HOLY SATURDAY is the day Jesus rested in the tomb. In the first three Gospel accounts this was the Jewish Sabbath, which provides appropriate symbolism of the event day being the day of rest. It is traditionally a day of quiet meditation as Christians contemplated the darkness of the world without hope, apart form God and his grace.
MONDAY of Holy Week is the day when the cleansing of the temple in the Holy City of Jerusalem is though to have taken place. this was the day when Jesus freed the animals to be slaughtered and overturned the tables of the money changers
GOOD FRIDAY or HOLY FRIDAY. On this day, Jesus was arrested, put on trail, beaten, tortured, and then crucified with two other criminals on Golgotha, the place of the skull. After hanging on the cross and being ridiculed for hours, Jesus finally gave up his spirit, and darkness covered the earth.
ON HOLY TUESDAY Jesus was questioned by the Jewish leaders and it was during this interrogation that he uttered the severe combination of the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees. That evening on his way back to Bethany accompanied by his disciples, Jesus made a prophetic statement about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Last Judgement.
EASTER or RESURRECTION SUNDAY. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion
MAUNDY THURSDAY or HOLY THURSDAY. It is the day which Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover with a meal of bread and wine known as the Last Supper. At the Last Supper, Jesus also washed the feet of the disciples as an act of humility and service setting an example that we should love and serve one another.