Holy Week Characters
Every year the church takes us on a great journey through Passion Week, with a vivid and sharp focus on our Lord Jesus Christ and His Passions on earth, from the victorious entry into Jerusalem to His climactic death on the Cross at Golgotha, and finally to His awesome and Glorious Resurrection. We are indeed witnesses to these events that occur at one and the same time as we see them, and we share in this witness with many characters who were present to behold the Passions of our Lord.
Many of these characters are mentioned only briefly in the gospel accounts of the Passion, yet there is a lot to learn from understanding how the Lord touched their lives. It is therefore with great joy that we present this edition of Holy Week characters, focussing on their interactions with the Lord through the gospel accounts and the commentaries of the fathers.