Good Friday

Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary, is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is called ‘good’ in the sense “pious, holy”; The Oxford English Dictionary also gives other examples with the sense “of […]

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. [Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is mentioned in all four canonical […]

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Shrovetide: the Pre-Lenten Season Shrovetide begins on Septuagesima Sunday, the third Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and doing penance. Thus Shrovetide […]

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