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What is Holy Week?

Discover the sights, sounds, and symbols of Holy Week in this brief video. Christians all over the world celebrate Easter and their new life in Jesus—but what about the week leading up to Easter? What is Holy Week? This video brief video from Concordia Publishing House explains the traditions and the significance of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

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Concordia Publishing House is the publisher of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS).

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Take a moment, while you're here, to download "Two-Minute Prayers For Holy Week."


It's a collection of daily prayers - a gift from Concordia Publishing House for your Holy Week devotional time. There is a brief prayer for each day from Palm Sunday to Good Friday, from our Savior's entrance to Jerusalem to His crucifixion. 

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