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Holy Week

Why Holy Saturday has always been a day of prayer and silence

Very few public liturgies would ever take place before the Easter Vigil, marking the church with a deep silence.

Exclusive Photos: As I have loved you…Holy Thursday in the South Bronx

A rare peek at the celebration of the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Friary where the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal began

What does the word “Golgotha” mean?

The biblical word has a fascinating history.

Why is there no Mass and only a “service” on Good Friday?

On the day that honors the Passion and death of Jesus, the Church abstains from offering a Mass.

What is the Chrism Mass and why is it important?

This Mass celebrated at the cathedral is an important liturgy in the life of the local church.

How did the early Christians celebrate the final days of Holy Week?

The Sacred Triduum has changed very little over the centuries.

Read these Psalms as if Jesus were saying them during Holy Week

Many of the Psalms receive another spiritual dimension when prayed from Jesus' perspective.

What happened on Tuesday in Holy Week?

Jesus prepares his disciples for what will happen in the next few days.

When did Jesus rise from the dead?

Was it on Saturday night or Sunday morning?

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