- the week preceding Easter; Holy Week.
- the week before Holy Week, beginning with Passion Sunday.
Origin of Passion Week
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for passion week
It is Passion-week, too; and that's not a week to play the heathen.A Terrible Temptation
And thus Passion-week tells all men in what true goodness lies.
He who has learnt the lesson of Passion-week, and practises it; he and he only is a good man.
In Passion-week pilgrims come to pray at the several "stations" along the route to the figurative Calvary at the end of the Via.Spanish Vistas
George Parsons Lathrop
Shrove-Tuesday was marked by a ball, and Passion-week by promenades and concerts.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
- the week between Passion Sunday and Palm Sunday
- (formerly) Holy Week; the week before Easter
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