Everything You Need To Know About Easter Week 2020

11 Apr, 2020 20:35 IST|Sakshi
Everything You Need To Know About Easter  Week And Good Friday


Palm Sunday

This is the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The date of Easter Sunday varies from year to year. This year Easter Sunday is on April 12.

It is the first day of Holy Week and celebrates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds of people came out of the city to greet him, throwing down palm branches on the road. After this came the second Purification of the Temple (Matthew 21: 12-13) where Jesus drove the traders out of the Temple in Jerusalem, accusing them of turning a house of prayer into a den of thieves.

Maundy Thursday

This is the Thursday before Easter Sunday.

On Maundy Thursday, Christians remember when Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples, breaking bread and drinking wine.

That Passover meal was when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples in an extraordinary display of humility. He then commanded them to do the same for each other.

Maundy is derived from the Latin word mandatum, meaning a commandment. Jesus, at the Last Supper, commanded: "And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34

Good Friday

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.

Good Friday is a day of mourning in church. During special Good Friday services Christians remember Jesus' suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday marks Jesus' resurrection. After Jesus was crucified on the Friday his body was taken down from the cross and buried in a cave tomb. The tomb was guarded by Roman soldiers and an enormous stone was put over the entrance.

On Sunday Mary Magdalene and some of Jesus' disciples visited the tomb. They found the stone had been moved and that Jesus' body had gone. Jesus was seen later that day by Mary and the disciples, and for 40 days afterwards by many people. His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead. (IANS)

Also Watch| Watch| Good Friday Special Message By Sister YS Vimala Reddy

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