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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Holy Week, Passion Weeknoun

    the week before Easter

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Passion-weeknoun

    The week immediately preceding Easter, named in commemoration of our Saviour’s crucifixion.


  1. passion week

    Holy Week (Latin: Hebdomada Sancta or Hebdomada Maior, lit. 'Greater Week'; Ancient Greek: Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Ἑβδομάς, romanized: Hagia kai Megale Hebdomas, lit. 'Holy and Great Week') is the most sacred week in the liturgical year in Christianity. In Eastern Churches, which includes Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Eastern Lutheran traditions, Holy Week occurs the week after Lazarus Saturday and starts on the evening of Palm Sunday. In the denominations of the Western Christianity, which includes the Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, Moravianism, Anglicanism, Methodism and Reformed Christianity, it begins with Palm Sunday and concludes on Easter Sunday. For all Christian traditions it is a moveable observance. In Eastern Rite Churches, Holy Week starts after 40 days of Lent and two transitional days, namely Saturday of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday) and Palm Sunday. In the Western Christian Churches, Holy Week falls on the last week of Lent or Sixth Lent Week.Holy Week begins with the commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, marks the betrayal of Jesus on Spy Wednesday (Holy Wednesday), climaxing with the commemoration of the Mystical or Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday. Holy Week concludes with Christ's rest in death and descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.It is believed Jesus rested in death from the ninth hour (3 pm) on Good Friday until just before dawn on Sunday morning, the day of his resurrection from death, commonly known as Easter Sunday. This marks the beginning of the season of Eastertide, with its first week being known as Easter Week (Bright Week). Holy Week liturgies generally attract the largest crowds of the year. Many Christian cultures have different traditions such as special liturgies or services, floats, sculptures or live reenactments of Christ's life, his arrest and crucifixion (also called the Lord's passion, the Passion of Christ or Passion of Jesus). In Eastern Rite Churches there are also many means to commemorate the Great Feasts and emphasize the theme of resurrection. Many television stations in Anglophone countries air films related to Holy Week, such as The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told and The Jesus Film.


  1. passion week

    Passion Week, also known as Holy Week, is the week before Easter in the Christian calendar, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday. It commemorates the Passion of Jesus Christ, his journey into Jerusalem, his washing of the disciples' feet, his Last Supper with his disciples, his arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, and resurrection. It's the most solemn and important week in the Christian liturgical year.


  1. Passion Week

    Passion Week is a name for the week beginning on Passion Sunday, as the Fifth Sunday of Lent was once called in the Roman Rite. However, even before Pope John XXIII's Code of Rubrics changed the name of this Sunday from "Passion Sunday" to "First Sunday of the Passion", the liturgical books gave no special name to this week, referring to the days in it simply as "Monday after Passion Sunday", which in Pope John XXIII's edition of the Roman Missal became "Monday after the First Sunday of the Passion". In Pope John XXIII's revision, not only the Sunday that had previously had the exclusive name of Passion Sunday but also the following Sunday referred in their names to the Passion. The latter became the "Second Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday". The week beginning on that Sunday continued to have a distinctive name, "Holy Week", and the first days in it were called "Monday of Holy Week", not "Monday after the Second Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Passion Week

    is properly the week preceding Holy Week, but in common English usage the name is given to Holy Week itself, i. e. to the week immediately preceding Easter, commemorating Christ's passion.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Passion Week

    The week in which Good Friday occurs, in commemoration of Christ’s Passion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passion week in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passion week in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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