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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Holy Week.
The last seven days of Passion Week or the Great Week. It begins on Palm Sunday, and ends with Holy Saturday (q.v.). The fourth day is called “Spy Wednesday;” the fifth is “Maundy Thursday;” the sixth is “Good Friday;” and the last “Holy Saturday” or the “Great Sabbath.”   1
        Holy Week has been called Hebdomada Muta (Silent Week); Hebdomada Passionis; Hebdomada Inofficiosa (Vacant Week); Hebdomada Penitentialis: Hebdomada Indulgentiœ; Hebdomada Luctuosa; Hebdomada Nigra; and Hebdomada Ultima.

 Holy Water.Holy Writ. 


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