In Christian tradition, Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and carries on through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. It is a time for Christians to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the Cross, beginning with his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and concluding wish his lonely trek from the Upper Room through Gethsemane and ultimately to Calvary and the empty tomb.
What Makes This Week Holy?
Jewish and Christian celebrations this week aren't just springtime rituals.
The Other Holy Day
In the rush toward Good Friday and Easter, don't forget Maundy Thursday
Heaven Is Not Our Home
The bodily resurrection is the good news of the gospel—and thus our social and political mandate.
- Jesus Christ Is Not a SuperstarPopular portrayals of the God-Man can draw admiring crowds, but they can’t create imitating disciples.PortuguêsFrançais简体中文繁體中文русскийУкраїнська
- Seven-Hour Oratorio Sings the Gospel of Mark Word for WordIf any man have ears to hear, let him hear: “The KJV actually sang quite well.”
- What Christ Accomplished Before ‘It Is Finished’Don’t diminish Jesus’ ministry in your celebration of his work on the cross.
- This Palm Sunday, Ponder Donkeys, Not BranchesFor his entry into Jerusalem, Jesus picked a symbol of lowliness rather than military might.español
- The Cross Contradicts Our Culture WarsThe victory of Christ was won by crucifixion, not societal conquest.Português简体中文繁體中文
- Even the Rocks and the Cacti Cry OutA recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park brought home the wilderness of Lent.
- Holy Week Playlist: Songs to Survey the Wondrous CrossChristian leaders and musicians share their favorite Easter music.
- Jesus Is Risen! Now What?We’re quick to affirm the Resurrection, but we often miss its full meaning.
- When We Survey the Wondrous CrossLent invites us to gain perspective by facing our mortality.
- ’Tis Mystery All! The Immortal Dies!How can we even begin to understand this astonishing, amazing love?