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Stained glass window in the Basilica of St. Louis King in Katowice Poland, XX century

Ta’anit B’chorim

Fast of the Firstborn (Hebrew: תענית בכורות‎, Ta’anit B’khorot or תענית בכורים, Ta’anit B’khorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover (i.e. the fourteenth day of...

Kreuzigung by Gabriel Weuger, 1868

Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday...

Last Supper by Jacopo Bassano, 1542

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy...

640px-Fałat_Julian,_Popielec

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the 6 Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded)...