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Holy Week

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
23 words

The week preceding Easter, observed in liturgical churches as a period of remembrance of, and attachment to the passion

Holy Week

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
253 words

The week, starting at *Palm Sunday, that precedes *Easter. Established as a liturgical unit by the 5th century,

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
31 words

Seven-day period preceding Easter. It begins with Palm Sunday, commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem; Maundy Thursday marks his institution

Holy Week

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
112 words

The week before Easter was the holiest week in the year, and each of its days (Holy Monday, etc.) was

Holy Week

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Robert F. Taft

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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346 words
(ἡ μεγάλη ἐβδομάς), the week before Easter, called “great” in Byz. usage, as are its days (“Great Monday,” etc.). It originated in the extension to six days of the variable paschal period ... More
Holy Week

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Alex Lingas

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
55 words
The week preceding Easter, traditionally marked in Christian liturgy by services recalling the events surrounding the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holy Week begins with Palm ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, Holy Week.

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