By Tracy Simmons
Flickr photo by katybate
Many Christians will walk out of church on Sunday with a palm leaf folded into a small cross. The palm is a reminder of John 12:12-23, when a crowd used them to welcome Jesus to Jerusalem.
Later, many in that crowd urged for his execution.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which is the week leading to Easter.
Holy Week includes Maundy Thursday, when Christians remember Jesus’ last supper. And on Friday, Good Friday, Christians will reflect upon his crucifixion.
Many churches will hold Easter vigils on Saturday night (Holy Saturday) where the Easter, or Paschal, candle is lit.
Holy Week will conclude on Easter Sunday, April 8.
SpokaneFAVS will publish local Holy Week listings very soon. If you’d like your church included email services times to Tracy.Simmons@religionnews.com.
Posted in Belief, Christian-Catholic, Christian-Orthodox, Christian-Protestant, Clergy & Congregations, Faith
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