1 hour 36 min. (2 CDs / 2 DVDs / MP3)
[DVD1: 50 min, DVD2: 46 min]
If you knew you only had one week left to live, how would you spend it? What would you do?
Most people know that Jesus celebrated the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, died on Good Friday, and lay dead in the tomb on Holy Saturday. But what about the other days of Holy Week? What did Jesus choose to say and do on the last seven days of his life?
In these riveting presentations, Dr. Brant Pitre takes his knowledge of the Jewish roots of Christianity and uses it to unveil the mysteries of the most sacred and solemn week of the entire year: "Holy Week." In these two presentations, you will discover:
1. Palm Sunday: Why did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on a donkey?
2-3. Holy Monday-Tuesday: Why did Jesus curse the fig tree on holy Monday?
4. Spy Wednesday: What is the hidden meaning to Judas' betrayal of Jesus? And why is this day called "Spy Wednesday"?
5. Holy Thursday: How exactly did the disciples prepare the Passover for Jesus?
6. Good Friday: What is the meaning of the blood and water that flowed from Jesus' side?
7. Holy Saturday: Why did Jesus rest in the tomb? Where did Jesus' soul go on Holy Saturday?
8. Easter Sunday: Why did Jesus rise on the "first day of the week"?
If you're looking to get more out of the season of Lent this year and to truly enter into the mystery of Holy Week with Jesus, then this Bible study is for you.
The Jewish Roots of Holy Week: The 7 Last Days of Jesus
I saw this video during Lent in 2018, and promised myself that I would get it for my video library. I find Dr. Pitre's delivery to be very accessible and understandable to a lay person. His references to Bible verses is authoritative. He connects the Jewish practice so vividly to the Christian Bible! I believe that as Christians, we must seek to understand the Jewish religion, in order to more fully understand Our Lord and our own faith.
The Jewish Roots of Holy Week along with two other DVDs by Brant only arrived 2 days ago probably because of a combination of Christmas mail and having to go through Canada Customs, but no duty payable on DVDs, they were well packed and arrived safely. I haven't had chance to watch any yet, I hope to watch two over Christmas, but this one may wait until Lent. I will post reviews under each title after I have watched them, but no one can go wrong watching and listening to Brant. As always, Michael was extremely helpful and Catholic Productions is a great company to deal with.
My mom watched the first half and cannot wait to see the rest! She's going to love this gift!