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Holy Week

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The last seven days of Passion Week or the Great Week. It begins on Palm Sunday, and ends with Holy Saturday (q.v.). The fourth day is calledSpy Wednesday;” the fifth is “Maundy Thursday;” the sixth is “Good Friday;” and the lastHoly Saturday” or the “Great Sabbath.”

Holy Week has been called Hebdomada Muta (Silent Week); Hebdomada Passionis; Hebdomada Inofficiosa (Vacant Week); Hebdomada Penitentialis: Hebdomada Indulgentiœ; Hebdomada Luctuosa; Hebdomada Nigra; and Hebdomada Ultima.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Holy Thursday
Holy Saturday
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Holy Water
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Holy of Holies (The)
Holy Water Sprinkler
Holywell Street (London)
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Home, Sweet Home
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