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What is Holy Week?
Written by Tom Ehrich

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.