One week out of 52: Passion Week honors Jesus’ sacrifice

Christians around the globe celebrated Palm Sunday to start Passion Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and continues to Easter Sunday.

“This is a time that we want to stop and remember exactly what Jesus did when he died on the cross,” said Dena Green, a member of the Northport Baptist Church.

The Northport Baptist Church invited its members to participate in a Passover Seder Meal, a tradition started by the Jews more than 4,000 years ago. The meal is meant to symbolize the freedom of the Israelites from Egypt into the Promised Land.

“There are lots of terrible things going on right now, but we have to remember that God is still in control,” Green said.

On Friday, Christians will celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross.

“Many people lose hope, but our hope is in Jesus Christ,” Green said.

“Well for us, Christ brings hope. And not only does he bring hope, He brings life. This week, above all, is a week where we can point to life,” said Senior Pastor of the Northport Baptist Church John Jenkins.

Christians will celebrate Easter on Sunday, to mark the day Jesus resurrected from the tomb.

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