Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Week 2017

Roman Catholics in the Philippines celebrates Holy Week on April 9 to 16.  Started on April 09 which is Palm Sunday wherein Catholics flocked the churches with "palaspas" (branches of palms) and bless by the priest.  This commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem and celebrated in many Catholic churches by processions and masses in which branches of palms are carried by devotees. Then follows Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday (which reenacts the Lord's last supper with his apostles, Good Friday (which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death), Holy Saturday (the day between the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, mass is not celebrated in Catholic tradition), and Easter Sunday (resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated). Holy Week is very sacred to Christians wherein it commemorates the sacrifices, last days, and death of Jesus Christ on earth. 

The First Station (Jesus Institutes the Eucharist)

The Second Station (Jesus Prays in Gethsemane) 

The Third Station (Jesus Before the Sanhedrin) 

The Fourth Station (Jesus is Crowned with Thorns) 

The Fifth Station (Jesus Carries the Cross) 

The Sixth Station (Jesus Falls to the Ground) 

The Seventh Station (Jesus is Helped by Simon)