Holy Week symbols

Holy Week Symbols – palm, basin and towel, crown and crosses

HOLY WEEK in the Catholic Church is the most important week of the year. In it we celebrate the paschal mystery – the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the week leading us to the solemn celebration of Christ’s victory over death at Easter. It is a time of immense recollection, reflection and prayer.

The Easter Triduum begins on Holy Thursday and concludes with the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.

We are encouraged to take at heart once again our Lenten resolutions during Holy Week and make the effort to live them out concretely (in case we have failed to do so during the past five weeks of Lent). Reconciliation with oneself, with God and neighbour (through the Sacrament of Reconciliation), fasting and almsgiving are to continue during Holy Week and the fruits of these holy practices will lead us to the Easter joy.





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