Monday, March 25, 2013

Holy Week


As surely as the sun rises, He will appear;
He will come to us like the winter rains,
Like the spring rains that water the earth.
                                                         [Hosea 6:3]                                                            
                                                                                    

Wishing you a beautiful and meaningful Holy Week filled with God's Glory
 in the Beauty of Nature ... and the Hope and Promises of Easter and Spring.    

The Days of Holy Week

Holy Monday was when Jesus overturned the tables of the money changers, saying to them: "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer'; But you make it a den of robbers." [Matthew: 21:13]

Holy Tuesday of Holy Week is the day when the incident between Jesus and Pharisees is thought to have taken place. This was when the churchmen tried to trap Jesus into making a blasphemous, or, anti-God remark. This day is also significant as the day Jesus discoursed to his disciples on the Mount of Olives about the destruction of Jerusalem and the signs of the last day.

Spy Wednesday: The day Judas betrayed Jesus.

Maundy Thursday: The day of the Last Supper. In the words of Matthew: Jesus took bread, and blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."

Good Friday: The Crucifixion

Holy Saturday commemorates the day Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb.

Easter Sunday: The day of the Resurrection.

7 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful thoughts, and beautiful photos, Janie. have a blessed Holy week!
Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I needed this dose of beauty. Thanks, Janie.

XO,

Sheila

racheld said...

So beautiful and inspiring. My second uplift of the morning---Cousin Maggie in Alabama just mailed the Friday and Saturday activities of her church, and I could just feel that hushed presence and the quiet footsteps as they make their way in the dimness. The Vigil and then the ringing of the joyful bells.

We used to go to the Presbyterian church in a nearby town for the Sunrise Service, and once we were traveling, so we stopped and had our own in a state park standing on a rustic bridge looking out over the mountains.

All Blessings on You and Yours this Holy Season.

love and,

rachel

Pat said...

Janie,

What a nice way to begin Holy Week with this beautiful post.

I got chills as I read Hosea 6:3
"He will come to us like winter rain, Like the spring rain that waters the earth."

And, Wow! did we have rain this weekend. Such a nice reminder.

Blessings to you this week and Happy Easter to you and your sweet family.

Pat in Tallahassee

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures and information about Holy Week!

Beth said...

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. I enjoy your blog so much!

C. M. Designs said...

Happy Easter to you and your family, Janie..
Thank you for your post concerning Holy Week.
Best wishes,
Charlotte