mSunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem on a donkey, marking that day the beginning of Holy Week or known as Palm Sunday. When Jesus entered the city, the people placed palm branches at his feet and shouted for joy. That is where the day Palm Sunday gets it name. The people shouted “ Hosanna “ as they acknowledged Christ as their king. During his ride, Jesus wept for Jerusalem. He knew it wouldn’t be long before the same people turned their backs on him.
Jesus Prays In The Garden
The Last Supper or the Lord's Supper is the last meal shared with Jesus and his disciples. This meal took place the night before his crucifixion. Jesus sent two disciples to prepare the meal and met with all of the disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem. After meeting his disciples he told them that one of them would betray him. After the blessing of the bread and wine he told the disciples that it was his body and blood of the covenant.
Jesus is Crucified
n During the meal of the last supper Jesus predicts that one of his disciples will betray him. After the last supper Judas leaves and goes to the Roman authorities who are looking to arrest Jesus. Judas leads the Roman authorities to Jesus and his disciples in the Garden, telling them “ Whoever it is I kiss, he is the one; take him into custody, and lead him away under guard.” He then leads them into the Garden. When entering the Garden Judas kisses Jesus signaling to the authorities to arrest him. Jesus apostles try to interfere but he reminds them not to for this is all part of God's plan.
b After Jesus and his disciples celebrate Passover, they came to the Garden at Gethsemane. After they arrived Jesus took three of them, Peter, James and John, to a place separate from the rest. Jesus asked his disciples to sit and pray with him so they would not fall into temptation. Jesus then moved a little away from the disciples. Twice he had to wake them and remind them not to fall asleep and to pray so they would not fall into temptation. These events are the events leading up to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas.
The day of Jesus crucifixion they beat him with whips, dressed him in a purple robe and made him a crown of thorns. Many people followed the soldiers as they walked with Jesus up the hill. They made him carry his own cross. They nailed his hands and feet to the cross and raised it up. They also crucified two other men who were thieves along with him. Jesus prayed that the soldiers who crucified him would be forgiven for they had not known he was the father. One of his disciples took his body from the cross and placed it in a tomb.
At the first day of the week Jesus rose. He appeared first to Mary Magdalene who went to inform the others who were weeping and mourning Jesus Christ. The others did not believeMary. Jesus appeared in a different form to his loved ones who still did not believe he had risen. Jesus later appeared to the eleven as they were eating and rebuked them for their lack of faith in him.