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This week begins what the Catholic Church calls Holy Week. Holy Thursday commemorates the last supper of Jesus with his disciples. It is the night Jesus give his disciples the sacrament of Holy Orders, the ordination of priest. He told them to “Do this in memory of me”, the breaking of bread, and the cup of wine turned into his blood for the forgiveness of sins, the new covenant. Good Friday is the day Christ is crucified, dies and is buried. It is good because the Lord has made atonement for our sins to the Father. For 3 days the disciples mourned, they hid and were terrified about what had just taken place. They were terrified because they thought they would be crucified next. Holy Saturday is the day Jesus our Lord descends to the dead and preaches to those who had been waiting for this great day of salvation. Holy Sunday, (Easter Sunday) is the day of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is alive again! This day is the “Day of the Lord”, and is the day Christians assemble to do what he told his disciples to do back on Holy Thursday night, to break bread and eat it, (it is the flesh that came down from heaven) also the cup of wine turned into the blood of Christ by his ministers the priest. And so they ate and drank the Body and Blood of salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ. Every first day of the week (Sunday) the disciples gathered for the banquet. The priest offers up to the Father the Body, Blood Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ in memory of His life death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins and for our salvation. Jesus’ Passion is made present here and in every place a Catholic priest is following Jesus’ command to, “do this in memory of Me”. Happy Resurrection Day!