Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy Week

I used to think it was so strange to hear about "celebrating" Holy Week. I only thought of Holy Week in terms of sad reflection, until one day a few years ago, while attending a Lenten prayer service, a nun talked about Holy Week in terms of celebrating the grandeur and majesty of God's Great Plan for us, and in terms of celebrating the magnificence and radiance of Jesus' Sacrificial Triumph. And she talked about this week being a great celebration of God's Love for us, and she asked us as we contemplated the Great Sorrow of this week, we not lose sight of the Great Splendor.

Whether you follow Holy Week or not, I hope you all have a very Blessed week. And if you do follow Holy Week, I hope you are able to spend some time in prayer and in reflecting on and celebrating the solemn Scripture readings, and I hope this week leads you to the "Great Splendor" and a Joyous Easter!

I probably won't be posting again until after Easter, so I am going to wish you all a very HAPPY EASTER!


  1. Lovely write, Eileen. Your thoughts are sentiment of mine.

    Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter ~
    TTFN ~

  2. A very Happy Easter to you too, Eileen. I will be looking forward to a post when you return.

  3. Oh Eileen I think of Holy Week as a huge miracle and blessing. We are so blessed to be forgiven by our Savior. It is so worth celebrating isn't it? I've decided to read the book of John during this time and it has just added to that feeling.
    It is a glorious time for celebration. I hope that you are enjoying it as I am. I plan on going to at least three more services this week. I have so much to be grateful for. And I am grateful that we are friends! Much love to you, Have a Blessed Easter. Love Di ♥

  4. Actually we Christians should celebrate Holy week and Easter more then we do Christmas because the holiday is so important to us. It is a glorious time for us.

  5. Lovely post, Eileen. And I so agree with Garnet Rose. In fact I watched a documentary last evening about the "Lost Boys" of the Sudan. When they were relocated to the US during the Christmas holiday one kept asking, "Santa Clause? Is this in the Bible?" This gave me cause for pause!

    Alleluia! He is risen!