Festivals of Malaysia - Easter Sunday

2019-05-17

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A key doctrine in Christian theology is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is observed as the day Christ was resurrected. Prior to Easter, Christians observe what is known as ‘The Holy Week’.

A key doctrine in Christian theology is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is observed as the day Christ was resurrected. Prior to Easter, Christians observe what is known as ‘The Holy Week’.

The Holy Week commences with the service of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday literally means a Sunday Service where everybody is given a blessed palm leaf or a cross of palm leaves. The continuance of the Holy Week is observed on Thursday evening known as Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is when Jesus ate his last supper with his disciples before he was betrayed.

Jesus was betrayed and arrested at Gethsemane where he had gone to pray after the Last Supper. On that Friday morning, Jesus was crucified and died in the afternoon on the same day. This special day is known to the world as Good Friday as it commemorates Christ's sufferings and his death.

Jesus had told his disciples that he would be raised from the dead on the third day of his death. On Friday, the day of his death, he was buried and on Saturday, the second day nothing had happened. But, on Sunday, the third day his tomb was empty signifying his resurrection.

Reproduced with permission from:
Glimpses of Malaysia Series, GeoVision Productions (1993- 2003)

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