A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3- (NRSV) Advent almost gets lost in the holiday hoopla this time of year. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, or even before, lights go up outside the houses, stores are bedecked […]
During Holy Week we commemorate the most important events in Christian life and history. Holy Week begins with the celebration of Jesus’ public entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and culminates the next Sunday, Easter, in the celebration of his resurrection.
Some years Easter and Passover can be as much as a month apart. This year, for instance, Easter is on March 27 while Passover is April 22-30. The Bible portrays Jesus’ trial and crucifixion taking place during the Jewish celebration of Passover.