Lent/Easter

Lent/Easter

Lent/Easter
The Christian feast of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus and is preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The week before Easter is called Holy Week and contains the days of the Easter Triduum, beginning with Maundy Thursday (and the mass of the Last Supper), Good Friday (a service commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus) and concludes with the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening (celebrating the resurrection of Jesus).