By Iesha Toft
S-N Contributor 

Holy Week

 

April 14, 2022

IESHA TOFT/SENTINEL-NEWS

Members of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church congregation lined the church pews as the BLC youth weaved themselves down the center aisle and around the perimeter. While waving their palm branches and singing a Hosanna-filled hymn, members started the Palm Sunday service off in a similar fashion to how Jesus entered Jerusalem years ago.

Sunday was the commencement of the annual Christian observance of Holy Week.

Holy Week starts on the Sunday before Easter with Palm Sunday, the celebration of Jesus' arrival into Jerusalem. The waving of palm branches signifies what His followers did upon His entry years ago.

Monday is when Jesus cleansed the temple, overturning tables and driving out those who sold and bought there.

On Tuesday the chief priests challenged Jesus' authority and Jesus taught in the temple for the last time.

Maundy Thursday signifies when Jesus offered His body and blood in the Last Supper (establishing Holy...



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