Holy Wednesday

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In Christianity, Holy Wednesday commemorates the Bargain of Judas as a clandestine spy among the disciples.[1] It is also called Spy Wednesday,[2] or Good Wednesday (in Western Christianity),[3] and Great and Holy Wednesday (in Eastern Christianity).

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Holy Wednesday
A confraternity of penitents leads a Holy Wednesday procession in Villarreal, Spain (2015)
Also calledSpy Wednesday
Good Wednesday
Holy and Great Wednesday
Observed byChristians
Significancecommemorates the Bargain of Judas and the Parable of the Two Debtors
ObservancesMass; Tenebrae
DateWednesday before Easter
2022 date
  • April 13 (Western)
  • April 20 (Eastern)
2023 date
  • April 5 (Western)
  • April 12 (Eastern)
2024 date
  • March 27 (Western)
  • May 1 (Eastern)
2025 date
  • April 16 (Western)
  • April 16 (Eastern)
Related toHoly Week
Miércoles Santo (Holy Wednesday) in Cádiz, Spain

In Western Christianity many churches of various denominations observe the tenebrae service on Holy Wednesday.[4][5][6]