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Wednesday in Holy Week

  • The Church of Our Saviour 535 West Roses Road San Gabriel, CA, 91775 United States (map)

Service Schedule

1130AM - "Spy" Wednesday - Holy Eucharist in the Main Church (on the chancel)


Wednesday is known as Spy Wednesday because on this day Judas made a bargain with the high priest to betray Jesus for 30 silver pieces (Matt 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:1-6). In Poland, the young people throw an effigy of Judas from the top of a church steeple. Then it is dragged through the village amidst hurling sticks and stones. What remains of the effigy is drowned in a nearby stream or pond.
This is also the day that Jesus was anointed with an expensive jar of alabaster by the woman at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper (Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-19).
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2015/03/before-holy-thursday-there-is-spy-wednesday/#7jjupMMWq79VBa4r.99
Earlier Event: March 27
Tuesday in Holy Week
Later Event: March 29
Maundy Thursday