It’s Holy Week! Holy Week, 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 Christ. In the Greek and Roman liturgical books, it is called the Great Week because great deeds were done by God during this week. The name Holy Week was used in the 4th century by St. Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, and St. Epiphanius of Constantia. Originally, only Good Friday and Holy Saturday were observed as holy days. Later, Wednesday was added as the day on which Judas plotted to betray Jesus, and by the beginning of the 3rd century the other days of the week had been added. The pre-Nicene church concentrated its attention on the celebration of one great feast, the Christian Passover, on the night between Saturday and Easter Sunday morning. By the later 4th century the practice had begun of separating the various events and commemorating them on the days of the week on which they occurred: Judas’s betrayal and the institution of the Eucharist on Maundy Thursday; the Passion and death of Christ on Good Friday; his burial on Saturday; and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Bishop Joel Tudman is a friend to www.joy105.com and we’ve had the opportunity to share time with him beyond the pulpit. He is a phenomenal person that is very transparent about his own life’s story. We enjoyed working on projects with him in the past and look forward to those in the future. God is doing great things through his ministry as we expected! If you haven’t met him head over to https://www.thenetchurch.tv/about-us/welcome/
Bishop Tudman will be ministering in the following locations this Holy Week and if you are anywhere near do yourself a favor and get there!