Holy Week Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Apr 1, 2021

For Christians, Holy Week truly is the most holy week of the year. Or at least it should be. The only period of comparable significance is Christmas, which the secular culture celebrates as one day but is really a season…

by | Mar 29, 2021

Palm Sunday puts you on edge from the opening scenes. You know the show will be nonstop drama. The script merits admiration because it sets up the key to an essential dogma of what makes us, what shall I say,…

by | Apr 10, 2020

Good Friday is the day Christians commemorate the execution of Jesus the Christ by a particularly brutal means. It’s the reason we still have the cross as a widespread symbol, long after that method of capital punishment has been outlawed…

by | Apr 10, 2020

One of my favorite annual rituals for Holy Week is the Via Crucis — the Way of the Cross. Held at the Roman Colosseum, where early Christians were fed to lions by pagan Romans, the pope presides over a recitation…

by | Apr 15, 2019

UPDATE: My dear editor asked me to add some context to this post. First, the imagery of the beautiful sky, billowing smoke, shocked faces, and deep sadness feels like 9/11. It feels bigger than the loss of lives and two…

by | Apr 14, 2017

Is there a more unsettling day on the Christian calendar than Palm Sunday? The enduring quietude of Lent suddenly breaks, the somber music gives way to “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,” and we, the agents of Christ’s crucifixion, jubilantly welcome…

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