Maundy-Week - Traditions

Maundy-Week - Traditions 


This is called the days of Christ's suffering the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to his death. Therefore, each day from Monday to Saturday is called Great.
• Easter Monday - Jesus entered Jerusalem temple and it is filled with traders. Son of God cast out the traders, because the temple is home to pray, not auction. In the Gospel speaks of the preaching of Jesus in the temple and say it curse the barren fig tree - a symbol of the human soul, which knows no prayer, repentance, and do not bear spiritual fruit.

• Great Tuesday - Christ preached in the church and give his last moral precepts; tells the parable of the ten wise virgins awaiting the coming of the Lord and the parable of the talents, Christ makes predictions about the fate of the city of Jerusalem.
• Great Wednesday - Christ is visited by repentant sinner, which concern the court broke with precious ointment; held the Last Supper is the Son of God with the apostles, during which he tells them that one of them will betray him, Judas Him transmit and Thursday night against Christ prayed in Gethsemane until his capture and his betrayer.

• Maundy Thursday - Delivers a death sentence than Jesus Christ and is confirmed by Pontius Pilate.
• Great (Good) Friday - the day of the great sufferings of Jesus, Jesus humbly accepted his fate to be humiliated, abused, whipped, beaten with slaps, adorned with a crown of thorns on his head, shoulder and forced to wear when climbing  heavy cross, which will be crucified, crucified on Calvary is between two robbers and died in agony. Become eclipse and an earthquake.

• Holy Saturday - the day the complaint and burial of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary mu Sveta women bearing myrrh, his tomb is sealed before it is placed in custody.
The Bulgarian Orthodox Tradition each of the days of Holy Week is celebrated in a special way:
• The first three (Easter Monday, Great Tuesday and Great Wednesday) is allocated to home as a routine activity gives cathartic and symbolic nature - makes for health.
• On Holy Thursday the strict prohibition of work to paint Easter eggs.
• On Good Friday (also known as Good Friday). Walk to church and goes under the table three times for health.
• The "Holy Saturday" is usually knead and bake Easter ritual bread.
From Lazarus to St. Thomas Sunday (Sunday after Easter) is not going to the cemetery and there is no memorial for the dead.

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