Holy Week Commences ‑ Orthodox
|Event Name||Holy Week Commences - Orthodox|
|Start Date||9th Apr 2017 12:00am|
In the Orthodox Church, the forty days of Great Lent end on the Friday before Palm Sunday. The two days that follow, Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, form a transition to Holy Week, neither in Lent nor in Holy Week themselves, but in combination with Holy Week containing the continuing observances in preparation for Pascha (Easter), during which the faithful continue to fast.
Holy Week is referred to as "Great and Holy Week", or "Passion Week".