Monday, March 16, 2015
A few more weeks and the whole Christian community will mark the beginning of Holy Week. The sixth and last Sunday of Lent is known as the Palm Sunday. On this special day for the Church, Christians celebrate the triumphant entry of our Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, which happened a week before his death and resurrection. According to the bible, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the citizens greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with the palm branches. This scene was followed by Jesus’s journey to the cross.
Monday, March 2, 2015
The Stations of the Cross play a big part of the Catholic Church’s Holy Week traditions. The devotion is centered on the Passion of Christ where the entire Church recalls the journey of Jesus’ suffering and death. Most churches have the stations displayed within their walls, but on Holy Week the spiritual pilgrimage is sometimes brought to life with actual scenes and can be spread across a town to make the journey more meaningful.