What is the origin of the Easter?
• The 'Easter' is a Christian
celebration that has its origin in
the Bible itself. And is that
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
apostles left written his
experiences during the days
before and after the crucifixion
and resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Thus, this festival takes
place during Passover, since
the very Passion of Christ
coincided with this tradition.
Therefore, Christians believe
the Messiah as the Passover
Lamb spoken of in the book of
'Exodus' to by all the world's
sins have been sacrificed.
How did the early Christians celebrated
• late fourth century St. Ambrose spoke of a
Triduum Sacrum to refer to the stages of the
paschal mystery of Christ, for three days, et
passus est, et quievit et resurrexit.
• the early Church saw the need for liturgically
celebrate this salvific event, through a memorial
rite where, in obedience to the express command
of the Lord, is sacramentally renew his sacrifice.
• Thus, during the early stages of the life of the
Church, the Lord's Passover commemorated
cyclically, from the Eucharistic assembly convened
the first day of the week, day of the Lord's
resurrection (dominicus dies) or Sunday.
• And soon, just in the second century, began to
reserve a particular Sunday of the year to
celebrate the saving mystery of Christ. At this
point, the birth of the Triduum was only a matter of
time when the Church comenzase to relive the
mysteries of Christ in historical mode, something
that happened for the first time in Jerusalem,
where even the memory of topographical
framework is retained the events of the Passion
and glorification of Christ.
Days of the Holy Week
• Holy Week officially begins with Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday prior.
• This Sunday the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where people waited with cheers and
clapping, praising his arrival recalls. Hence the tradition of calling "Palm Sunday".
• Week continues until Holy Thursday, where the Last Supper Jesus offers his disciples
and goes to pray to the Garden of Olives, where he is captured by soldiers who had
been paid by Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples.
• Good Friday is the day when Jesus is presented to the Attorney Pontius Pilate for him
to make judgment to see if I could release and not send kill, because he (Pilate) saw
no guilt in Jesus as to sentence . Still, Pilate released Barabbas attending the cries of
an angry crowd calling for his release. It is the day when Jesus is crucified.
• Holy Saturday is so called because it is the day when Jesus ascends to Heaven (say
what goes up is your soul) and is a moment with his Father. Hence to be known as
"Gloria", because it is precisely when Jesus ascends to it.
• Holy Week ends on Easter Sunday, when Jesus returns to earth appearing to his
disciples, and from there, to be anointed to proclaim His Word.