Holy Week
noun Date: 1710 the week before Easter during which the last days of Christ's life are commemorated

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  • Holy Week — (Latin: Hebdomada Sancta or Maior Hebdomada , Greater Week ) in Christianity is the last week before Easter. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) and Good Friday, and lasts from Palm Sunday (or in the …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Week — • The week which precedes the great festival of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, and which consequently is used to commemorate the Passion of Christ, and the event which immediately led up to it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Holy… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy Week — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Week — n [singular] the week before Easter in the Christian church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Holy Week — Holy ,Week noun count or uncount in the Christian religion, the week before Easter Sunday …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Holy Week — ► NOUN ▪ the week before Easter …   English terms dictionary

  • Holy Week — n. the week before Easter …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Week — the week preceding Easter Sunday. [1700 10; trans. of It settimana santa] * * * ▪ Christianity       in the Christian Church, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, observed with special solemnity as a time of devotion to the passion of Jesus… …   Universalium

  • Holy Week — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Holy Week : singular Holy Week plural Holy Weeks in the Christian religion, the week before Easter Sunday …   English dictionary

  • Holy Week —  ; Great Week    The term Holy Week, known as Great Week in the Eastern Churches, begins on Palm (Passion) Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. Holy Week includes the celebration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the events… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Holy Week — N UNCOUNT In the Christian religion, Holy Week is the week before Easter, when Christians remember the events leading up to the death of Christ …   English dictionary

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