- the week preceding Easter Sunday.
Origin of Holy Week
1700–10; translation of Italian settimana santa
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Examples from the Web for holy week
It was holy-week, and the church of Notre Dame de Fourvires, which stands on the summit of the hill, was crowded with people.Pencillings by the Way
N. Parker Willis
On Tuesday, in Holy-Week, a general congregation of the council was held in the usual form.
Dear Friend: I have just returned from my holy-week excursion, tired out, after a sleepless and bitter cold night.Letters to an Unknown
Having premised thus much on the office in general, we may now return to holy-week.
A minute detail of the numerous ceremonies of ordination can not be expected in a work on the ceremonies of holy-week.
- the week preceding Easter Sunday
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