Holy Week

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Holy Week the week before Easter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Archduke Karl Ludwig (1833-1896), brother of the Austrian emperor, was a man of such piety that on a trip to the Holy Land, he insisted on drinking from the River Jordan, despite warnings that it would make him fatally ill. He died within a few weeks.
    • Holy Week (Eccl) the week before Easter, in which the passion of our Savior is commemorated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Holy Week the week preceding Easter Sunday
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wice; Dut. week, Ger. woche.

Usage

In literature:

I was once in a foreign cathedral when, after the three days of mourning, in Holy Week, came the final day of Hallelujah.
"The Sympathy of Religions" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Thousands of misguided men had their attention called to the cross of Christ and the holy life every week.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
On Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, the society commenced active proceedings.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
One sultry evening in Holy Week, when a long-winded clergyman was preaching, it appeared to me that the rector dozed.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
For weeks these toneless songs stirred within the bird; at last, the holy Christmas-time approached.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Holy Week in Rome bears little resemblance now to that of the past.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Excellency, it robs you of nothing that you give them a Judas for Holy Week.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
It was Holy Week and Racah a pious boy.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
All Seville was on foot, no carriages are permitted in the street during the holy week.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
Massacre, of Protestants in Holy Week, 1561, i.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
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In poetry:

And week days, following in their train,
The fullness of thy blessing gain,
Till all, both resting soil employ,
Be one Lord's day of holy joy.
"Easter Day" by John Keble
Blessing she is: God made her so,
And deeds of week-day holiness
Fall from her noiseless as the snow,
Nor hath she ever chanced to know
That aught were easier than to bless.
"My Love" by James Russell Lowell
I love the holy day of rest,
When Jesus meets his gathered saints;
Sweet day, of all the week the best!
For its return my spirit pants:
Yet often, through my unbelief,
It proves a day of guilt and grief.
"The Inward Warfare" by John Newton

In news:

Holy Week around the world.
Holy Week Services Kick Off Saturday.
Christie will travel to Israel, Jordan during Holy Week.
This week hundreds of millions of Christians around the globe mark the arrival of "Holy Week," a time to remember and to celebrate the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In layman's terms, "Holy Week" is a big deal.
Now, Holy Week, what millions of Christians believe and the many ways they remember the time in the life of Jesus from Palm Sunday through Good Friday and Easter.
Holy Week and the art of losing.
Hosanna Lutheran Church will present a reenactment of the Last Supper during Holy Week.
Hosanna Lutheran Church of Forest Lake will again present a re-enactment of Jesus' Last Supper during Holy Week.
In this week's America, William Bole profiles Catholic historian David O'Brien, who retires this year from his longtime teaching position at the College of the Holy Cross.
In a post below I gave a link to the three talks on "Prayer" that Archbishop Rowan Williams presented during Holy Week.
Palm Sunday , the final Sunday before Easter, marks the beginning of Holy Week.
Palm Sunday, the final Sunday before Easter, marks the beginning of Holy Week.
Hosanna Lutheran Church will present a reenactment of the Last Supper during Holy Week.
Holy Week, that begins with Palm Sunday, is only four weeks away.
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