Why Holy Thursday is so important to Christians

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The Last Supper, Philippe de Champaigne
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For most Christians, this week — Holy Week — is the most important week of the year.

Holy Week culminates in the Paschal Triduum, the three days commemorating the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christians prepare for this event with 40 days of fasting, prayer, and alms giving.

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