H is for Herod, Holy Week and Hosanna

My posts for the A to Z Challenge this year are all about the Easter Story, recorded in 4 books of the New Testament: the Gospels. Image in sidebar links to Theme Reveal post.

Image in sidebar or below post links to Theme reveal

After Jesus Christ had been praying in Gethsemane (Letter G) he was arrested and taken to be tried for blasphemy. First he was sent to the High Priest, Caiaphas. Then to Pontius Pilate, who found out that he was a Galilean and came under Herod’s jurisdiction. Luke 23:1-12

The whole story is very dramatic.There are links to it (in all four gospels) in my Theme Reveal.

Holy Week is the name given to the last week in Lent, when the days immediately before Jesus’ resurrection are remembered. It begins with Palm Sunday, which will feature later in this series, although it has appeared previously on this blog. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Low Saturday (often called Easter Saturday nowadays, although traditionally that was the name for the Saturday after Easter Sunday) are also days in Holy Week, which are remembered for particular events.

This post is published on Maundy Thursday – the Thursday in Holy Week.

Hosanna was the chant of the crowd of children, who welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Hosanna means, ‘Save!’