Western Christianity, Easter marks the ending of
a 40-day period of
repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline in preparation for
Easter. Lent begins on
and ends on Easter Sunday. Because of the commercialization of Easter,
many Christian churches have begun to refer to it as Resurrection Day.
The biblical account
of Jesus' death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial and his
from the dead, can be found in the following
passages of Scripture: Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke
23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30.
Follow the menu links below to
review (1) Palm Sunday, (2) the Last Supper, (3) the garden at
Gethsemane, (4) Sanhedrin trial of Jesus, (5)
crucifixion of Jesus, and (6)
the resurrection of Jesus.