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The Quest Begins

Holy Week Treasure Map – Talk 2
March 24, 2007
Reason we don’t benefit from
Holy Week is our ATTITUDE.
Reason we don’t benefit from
Holy Week is our ATTITUDE.

Reason we have wrong
attitude is because we don’t
UNDERSTAND the VALUE.
Reason we don’t benefit from
Holy Week is our ATTITUDE.

Reason we have wrong
attitude is because we don’t
UNDERSTAND the VALUE.

Holy week has a treasure with
INFINITE and ETERNAL value
What is Pascha?
What is Pascha?
PASSOVER
What is Pascha?
PASSOVER

“that I may know Him and the power of His
resurrection, and the fellowship of His
sufferings, being conformed to His death,
if, by any means, I may attain to the
resurrection from the dead.” Philippians
3:10-11
Structure of Days

Morning Evening
1st hour 6 am 6 pm
3rd hour 9 am 9 pm
6th hour 12 pm 12 am
9th hour 3 pm 3 am
11th hour 5 pm 5 am
Structure of Hours
• Prophecy
• Homily
• Doxology of Pascha
• Psalm
• Gospel
• Expositions [all at end]
• Litanies
“saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the
Lamb who was slain to receive power and
riches and wisdom, and strength and honor
and glory and blessing!” And every
creature which is in heaven and on the
earth and under the earth and such as are
in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard
saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and
power be to Him who sits on the throne, and
to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Revelation
5:12-13
Structure of Hours
• Prophecy
• Homily
• Doxology of Pascha
• Psalm
• Gospel
• Expositions [all at end]
• Litanies
Themes of Holy Week
Sunday: God declares His sacrifice
Monday: God prepares people who will
accept the sacrifice
Tuesday: God sends invitation to come
enjoy His sacrifice
Wednesday: People respond to sacrifice
Palm Sunday:
God Declares His Sacrifice

See Gospel of Liturgy – Luke 19, page 91
General Funeral
= MY FUNERAL

See Prophecy from Ezekiel 37 – page 96
Monday:
God Prepares People for Sacrifice

See First Hour – page 155
Tuesday:
God Sends Invitation to People

See Ninth Hour – page 208
Tuesday:
God Sends Invitation to People

“Narrow is the gate and
difficult is the way which
leads to life, and there are
few who find it.”
Matthew 7:14

See Ninth Hour – page 208
Wednesday:
God Waits for Response

See Ninth Hour – page 261
Wednesday:
God Waits for Response
Betrayal OR Love?

See Ninth Hour – page 261
“And let not your fastings be with the
hypocrites, for they fast on the second
and the fifth day of the week; but do
you keep your fast on the fourth and on
the preparation day.” Didache 8:1-2
“Even my close friend, whom I trusted,
he who shared my bread, has lifted up
his heel against me.” Psalm 41:9
Wednesday:
God Waits for Response
Betrayal OR Love?

“She has done a good work for Me”
Themes of Holy Week
Sunday: God declares His sacrifice
Monday: God prepares people who will
accept the sacrifice
Tuesday: God sends invitation to come
enjoy His sacrifice
Wednesday: People respond to sacrifice

How will YOU respond?