On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Easter, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year. By now many of the Jews are filled with hate for Our Lord. They want to see him stoned, calling Him a blasphemer, especially after offering proof of His Divinity during a winter visit to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Dedication.He returned to Jerusalem on Thursday, to share the Last Supper with His apostles. He was subsequently arrested and tried. He was crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem.
He was buried the same day, and arose three days later, on Holy Easter .
All of this is done by our Lord for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him.
God so loved us, that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us, so that our sins maybe forgiven.
Holy Week: USA
Holy Week in Christianity is the week just before Easter. In the West, it is also the last week of Lent, and includes Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday), Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), Good Friday (Holy Friday), and Holy Saturday. It does not include Holy Easter Sunday, although traditions observing the Holy Easter Triduum may overlap or displace part of Holy Week or Easter itself within that additional liturgical period.Yaqui Holy Week is both ritualistic and theatrical in its celebrations. The major event of the Yaqui Indians during Holy Easter Week occurs on Wednesday evening in which people arrive at the church on horseback and begin to crawl on the floor. Light begins to go out and people begin the whipping to the sound of ceremonial groans. Children and a dark hooded figure, symbolizing the betrayer of Christ, join the Thursday morning procession to the church. There they promise to serve God for the next three or five years. That night, there is a symbolic search for Jesus when the “Pharisees” visit various crosses in the streets and capture the “old man” (symbolic Jesus). A solemn atmosphere arises on Friday when a representation of Jesus is beaten and buried. On Saturday, an image of Jesus’ betrayer, Judas, is detained, as many people gather to watch the celebration. Sunday is a much-anticipated celebration of Christ’s resurrection filled with beautiful flowers and fireworks. A dance drama is performed enacting evil being defeated by good.
Good Friday And Holy Easter Wishes:
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Easter Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Holy Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday, though the last term properly refers to the Friday in Holy Easter week.The date of the holiday on the Gregorian calendar varies from one year to the next, and there is disagreement about its calculation. It is a widely instituted legal holiday in many national governments around the world, including in most Western countries (especially among Anglican and Catholic nations) as well as in 12 U.S. states.Some countries, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting certain acts, such as dancing and horse racing, that are seen as profaning the solemn nature of the day.Good Friday. Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Holy Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday. Good Friday occurs two days before Holy Easter Sunday in the United States. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is not a federal holiday in the United States, although it is a state holiday in some states.
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Holy Easter wishes:
- May you and your family be blessed with countless blessings from the Lord. May your life be transformed magically into something beautiful and magical. Happy Holy Easter to you and your loved ones.
- May you be blessed with God’s warm love and trust in his living grace this Holy Easter.
- May you be renewed and strengthened in the promise of our Lord. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!
- May you feel love and happiness during this holiday. Have a wonderful Easter!
- May your Holy Easter be filled with bright feelings and may your heart be filled with the joy of the holiday.
- May your Easter be filled with lots of Holy Easter eggs, presents from the Easter bunny, blessings from Jesus Christ and most of all happiness that lasts for a life time. I’m sending lots of love on your way. Happy Easter to you.
- On Holy Easter Sunday, Jesus Christ promises us never to leave our side and to love us this way forever. Let us place all our hope and trust in him. Have a Joyous Easter.
- Our dear Jesus gave us the best gift anyone could ever give us, the gift of life. Have a Happy Holy Easter.
Our Lord said, ‘Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened to you.’ Such is the love of the Lord. Let us place all our trust in him. Have a Peaceful and Hopeful Easter.
- Praise God for He loves us so much! Thank Jesus for living among us. Be worthy of the life we have been given. Celebrate Easter with joy!
- Rejoice and be glad, for the promise of Jesus Christ has been fulfilled. Our Savior has risen from the dead. Happy Easter to one and all.
- Rejoice and sing praises to God. For Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, just how he had promised. Here’s wishing a very happy Holy Easter to you and your family. May your hearts be filled perpetually with compassion, hope and love.
Religious Easter Wishes:
Holy Easter Sunday is the day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It’s two days after his crucifixion, Good Friday. This day symbolizes the win of life over death.
Below you can find many religious Easter wishes to share with your family or close friends. Use them in your Facebook and Twitter messages, SMS and greeting cards.
Religious Easter Messages and Greetings:
† Easter is the season to rise up. Celebrate a new life! Happy Easter!
† New life and much hope wished for you this season!
† Holy Easter is a time to ignite with life. Live with new hope and fresh light!
† Springtime is a-springing. Spring into a new Easter season! Happy Easter!
† Time to eat those Easter eggs and dine at a feast! Celebrate Easter tide.
† Children gather their Easter basket goodies and rejoice in the springing step of Easter!
† The time for quiet is gone and now the time to rejoice in Him is here.
† Dormancy is gone and now we can spring up with Easter tidings
† Earth is no longer silent but erupts with glad Easter tidings. Happy Easter!
† May His risen life enliven you at this Easter time! Holy Easter!
† The suffering is no more. Rejoice in His rising to this new life of Easter time.
† Time of mourning is no more. Rejoice is Christ’s Easter season. Happy Easter!
† The earth, at His passion, stood still. Now its time to vibrate and live!
† Our senses are filled with delight. Rejoice in this Easter Resurrection time. Happy Easter!
† He suffers with us. Now let us rejoice with Him in this Easter time!
† He died for us so now let us rejoice with His rising this Easter season!
† He gives us new life. Let us rejoice to be alive!
† He gave His life so let us live at this Easter time!
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