This is a holy week for Christians. This past Sunday marked the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry of Jerusalem to the shouts of “Hosanna!” This Friday is when we observe his crucifixion before the chants of an angry mob. How’s that for a dramatic drop in the polls?
Easter is a moveable feast. The calculation of its date was set long ago, but the gospels place the events of Easter at the time of the Passover. The gospel of John actually puts the crucifixion on the day set for the slaughtering of the lamb. This weekend represents the centerpiece of the Christian faith–the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.