Holy Week

A Guide to Preparing your Home for Holy Week

Creating a Holy Space

  • Perhaps a room in your home could be designated as space in which to keep Holy Week. A dining room, den, corner of the living room-any would work (we use the dining room).
  • If a designated room is not possible, consider a “pop-up space.” A desk or table or sitting area could be used for observing the liturgies and prayers of Holy Week, even if it needs to be used for other things throughout the day.
  • Candles, a lamp, a Bible, a Prayer Book, an icon or cross, or even a calming piece of art can be used to define the space. Aim for simplicity. Consider fabric you may have around the house.  A deep red or purple strip of cloth can be used.

Here are some items that would work for each day in Holy Week.