Easter Sunday is right around the corner, and Palm Sunday is this weekend, March 25th.
When asked why this week was so important, he went on to say that the Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday, which is Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and Jesus’ Passion on the cross are recalled. Palm Sunday is when the people came down from Mount of Olives into Jerusalem. The people waved branches of palms as they walked to Jerusalem and sang Psalms, one which included "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
The next part will be celebrated on Thursday, March 29th, which is Maundy Thursday. Father Rabone stated that Maundy Thursday includes the last supper before Jesus was betrayed. This service is called the Eucharist, Mass, or The Great Thanksgiving, depending on what church you go to.
Another part of the service may be the ceremony of the washing of feet, which is reenacting what Jesus did for his disciples on the night before the Romans took him away.
Then Good Friday follows the next day, March 30th. This is a day in which the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and is a day of fasting and special acts of discipline and self- denial.
Holy Week will then end at sundown on the Saturday, March 31st, the day before Easter.
Father Rabone advised that St. Mary's Episcopal Church will be participating in the services for Holy Week, and everyone is welcomed to join them.
Schedule of Worship for Holy Week at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, located at 1001 S. Goliad:
Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 25th @ 10:30 AM
Stations of the Cross - Wednesday, March 28th @ 5:30 PM
Maunday Thursday - Thursday, March 29th @ 6 PM
Hay - Friday, March 30th @ 12 PM