One of the most sacred time in Christianity:
n this trip, our focus is one of the most important periods in Christianity: Holy Week.
Every year, thousands of pilgrims come to reenact the events leading up to Easter, the holiest day in the Christian calendar. Visiting Jerusalem and following Jesus’ path during Holy Week is a life changing experience. The principle mysteries of the Catholic Faith are commemorated over the course of these seven days: Jesus Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Today, these Holy Places connect us not just to the past, but to events that have shaped our present, and will resonate for all time.
Palm Sunday, from acclamation to condemnation
The 1st episode of our 4K documentary series HOLY WEEK begins on Palm Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. Crowds gathered to worship him, laying down palm leaves before him as he rode in on a borrowed donkey. However, in the days following, the crowds turned against Him, culminating in His crucifixion on Good Friday... Translating as “The House of unripe Figs,” Bethpage was the starting point for Jesus’ triumphant entry to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
From Monday to Thursday, the betrayals days
We are continuing our journey, discovering Holy Week. The principle mysteries of the Catholic Faith are commemorated over the course of these seven days: Jesus Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. From Bethany to Jerusalem, these following days will recall the different denials and the Last supper...
Good Friday, the Way of Sorrow
Friday is here and it is Holy Friday, Jesus’ final day on earth. To millions of Christians around the world, this day commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Golgotha. We are following his path of penance, that thousands of faithful repeat throughout the year. We are walking through the Via Dolorosa also called “Way of Sorrow” or “The way of the Cross” along the narrow street of Jerusalem’s Old City.
Easter Sunday, The Resurrection
Holy Week is ending with Easter Sunday. The holiest day in the Christian calendar is starting just here. At the Holy Sepulchre, at the center of this circle, the Aedicule: the site of Jesus’ entombment and resurrection. Indeed, Jesus died on Good Friday, but when the tomb was opened three days later, His body was gone...