What is Holy Week?
The final week of Lent is known as “Holy Week.” It
begins with Palm Sunday, remembering Jesus' entry into Jerusalem
just before his Passion. Maundy Thursday remembers the Last Supper
at which Jesus fed his disciples on the night before he died and
washed their feet. Good Friday remembers the day Jesus was crucified
to death. Holy Saturday remembers the time of waiting while the
body of Jesus lay in the tomb. Lent ends either with the Great
Easter Vigil on Easter Eve, or with the Easter Day service, sometimes
held at sunrise.