The Great and Holy Monday is the first day of the Holy Week. In the Gospels, there are some events that actually take place on the Biblical Holy Monday. Some of the most recognizable and notable events were the Cursing of a fig tree, the asking of Jesus' authority, the Cleansing of a Temple and some the unlike parables. The hymns for this day recall Joseph, Jacob’s son who suffered innocently at his brethrens hands and false accusation are the type of a Passion of Christ.
The Great and Holy Tuesday is the second day of the Holy Week, which go before the celebration of the passing away of Jesus. On this same day, the Church remembers The Ten Virgins Parable, which shapes the premise of the first 3-days of the Holy Week, with the teaching regarding vigilance, and Christ is the Bridegroom. The bridal chamber was applied as the symbol of the holy state of the restored on the Judgment Day and not only for the Tomb of Chris. The theme on the Talents Parable was developed in the songs of this day.
The Great and Holy Wednesday is also called Good Wednesday and the third day in the Holy Week before Easter. It was on Wednesday when Jesus was in Bethany at the dwelling place of Simon the Leper before his death. In a note of Judas Iscariot's intentions of betraying Jesus happened on Holy Wednesday, and this day is then known as the "Spy Wednesday" which means an ambush. In the New Testament accounts, it embodies a crucifixion happening on a Friday, the increasing body of Biblical commentators and scholars claimed that the usual Holy Week calendar is not accurate and that Jesus was really crucified on Wednesday and not on Friday. The arguments that indicate Jesus must be dead for 3 days and 3 nights will not be possible if he has been crucified on Friday. There were some Biblical texts reinforce that point, it is written in the book of Mark, where it says that a Son of Man should be killed and after 3 days will rise again.
The Great and Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, the Thursday of Mysteries and Sheer Thursday are some of the other names for the fourth day in the Holy Week. It celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles as illustrated in the Canonical gospels before Good Friday. Although "Maundy Thursday" is the usual name for Thursday, the term is seldom used in Ireland, Canada and Scotland.
The Great and Holy Friday is also called as Easter Friday or Black Friday which commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus and his passing away at Calvary. The date of this holiday on the calendar of Gregorian varies from a year to the following year, and there is the variance regarding its calculation. It is a broadly instituted legal holiday from around the world; like in Germany, there have been laws that prohibit certain acts, like horse racing and dancing and they are seen as disrespecting the solemn nature of the day.
The Great and Holy Saturday is also called as Easter Even or The Great Sabbath, while the Saturday of Light or the Joyous Saturday are named by the Coptic Christians for this Holy Day. It celebrates the day when Jesus body lays in the tomb. It is called as The Great Sabbath because it is on this Holy day when Christ physically rested in the tomb. It is also thought that it was on this Holy day when he act upon in the spirit the Hades Harrowing and lifted up to Paradise that had been held imprisoned there.
The Great and Holy Sunday is also called Pascha and Resurrection Sunday. It is a festivity and a holiday commemorating Jesus resurrection from the dead as illustrated in the New Testament as occurred on the 3rd day of his burial right after his crucifixion at Calvary by the Romans. It is the highlights of Jesus Passion that precedes the Great Lent or the 40-day period of prayer, fasting, and penance. In Eastern Christianity, the Pascha season starts with the Pascha and ended with the advent of the 40th day, the Feast of Ascension. There had been no details about the computation on how to know when the Holy Week may start, but normally, it is the first Sunday right after an ecclesiastic full moon occurs.