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The importance and promise of Good Friday

But the lecturer told us about times and places in Christianity in which folks might have said that the defining day of our faith was Pentecost or the Transfiguration or the Ascension or today: Good Friday.

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We Need Servant-hood Thursday

The first of the three sacred days of the Triduum, leading up to the Feast of Resurrection, is called Maundy Thursday. As a child I always wondered why we were calling it Monday Thursday.

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Ask A Jew: What is shiva?

After the burial, mourners return home (or, ideally, to the home of the deceased) to sit shiva for seven days. Shiva is simply the Hebrew word for seven.

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