The week prior to Easter Sunday in which the church remembers the death and resurrection of Christ is traditionally called Holy Week. As the observance of the Easter festival developed over the first few centuries, the week prior to Easter Sunday began to take on special significance for the early church. In the early centuries, Easter Sunday celebrations included remembrance of both the crucifixion and the resurrection. By about 500, Good Friday came to be the focus of the remembrance of the crucifixion.
Grissom Fred A. “Holy Week.” Ed. Chad Brand et al. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary. 2003: 775. Print.
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