In Christianity, the day of the week devoted to rest and worship
is Sunday, or the "Lord's Day." This weekly holiday has its roots in the Jewish Sabbath, with the day transferred from Saturday
to Sunday because that is the day on which the resurrection occured.
Good Friday is the Friday of Holy Week, and commemorates the crucifixion
and death of Jesus. Good Friday is a fast day in the Catholic Church, and falls within the Paschal Triduum. In 2009, Good Friday falls on April 10 (dates in other years).
Basic Facts About Good Friday
: Red (formerly black)
: Friday of Holy Week within the Paschal Triduum, and within the traditional 40 day Lenten Fast
: One Day
Jesus' Passion, Crucifixion, and Death
: Good Friday of the Lord's Passion, Great Friday
: Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 23; John 17-19
Palm Sunday is the last Sunday before Easter.
Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he was
crucified five days later.
The event commemorated on Palm Sunday is told in all four gospels (Matthew
21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12). "