As many celebrate Holy Week which culminates with Easter Sunday, spiritual sentiments abound. Whether you celebrate Christ or bunnies, this is prime time for Christian religious expression and celebration. Easter leads the pack and enjoys immense awareness and popularity, however, there are other Christian religious events that are more obscure -- or at least their true meaning may be fuzzy for some...ok me.
If I were asked the meaning of the four celebrations below, I'd score a two out of four.
- The Friday one week before Easter Sunday commemorates the arrival of Jesus Christ into ancient Jerusalem. Palm branches were laid in the street as Christ humbly entered the city gates on the back of a donkey. Answer? Palm Sunday. Score one for me!
So there you have it, a quick primer on the religious events that lead up to resurrection Sunday. How did you do? Did you get all four correct?