Passion Sunday


: the fifth Sunday in Lent

Examples of Passion Sunday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s also known as Passion Sunday in honor of his suffering and death before his resurrection. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 2 Apr. 2023 Palm Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday because the passion narrative, a name for the final acts and suffering of Jesus, is recounted on this day. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, 13 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Passion Sunday was in the 14th century

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“Passion Sunday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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Passion Sunday

: the 5th Sunday in Lent

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