The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is the most important week in the Christian calendar. It has even been called “the defining week of the entire year.” This one week called the Great Week in the Early Church, and often called Passion Week today, encompasses the arrest, conviction, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. “It was a week in which the world was redeemed–a week in which the re-creation of the world began.” (quote taken from “Rediscovering the Christian Feasts” by Robert Webber)
A Palm Sunday prayer quoted in the same chapter reads:
“Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Throughout this “Great Week,” may each of us contemplate the mighty acts that resulted in the re-creation of the world. And may we worship our omnipotent God and Savior, who accomplished those mighty acts to give us life and immortality.