When we remember Him together, the week is more Holy

Cuando lo recordamos juntos, la semana es más santa

During the last week of His life, our Savior Jesus Christ carried out the Atonement, which comprised His suffering in Gethsemane, His crucifixion on Golgotha ​​and His resurrection from the grave.

Born of Mary in Bethlehem, Jesus lived a sinless life and, thanks to His Atonement, we can return to live with our Heavenly Father and receive eternal life. Jesus Christ will return again with power and glory to dwell on the earth during the Millennium and will be the Judge of all men on the last day.

The Caribbean Area joins this celebration with a campaign entitled 'When we remember Him together, the week is more holy'. The appeal of this campaign invites the Christian world to remember and reflect on the last week of the Savior's life that changed the world forever. The campaign will start on Monday, April 8 until Sunday, April 21, 2019, which will feature audiovisual and graphic pieces that will be shared via mass media and the Church’s social networks.

Additionally, 8 videos have been selected that show the last week of the Savior. We invite everyone to watch this content and reflect on the life of Jesus and what His sacrifice means for all mankind.

We encourage all members in the Caribbean Area to invite friends and family members to participate in the Church's religious services that will take place on Easter Sunday, April 21, in Church buildings.

We invite you to share with friends and family all the content of the campaign that will be published on the area’s Facebook page: mormoncaribbean

We know that this date represents for many a time of rest, recreation and an opportunity to visit with friends and family, this is why we remember that wherever we are we can make time to remember Him and make this week a more holy one.

Overviews of Jesus' last week videos:


The triumphal entry

Jesus Christ made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and His followers reverently spread cloaks and palm branches on His path. It was not the first time he entered the city. His three-year ministry took him throughout Holy Land, where he taught, performed miracles and spread the light of His gospel. However, on that occasion Jesus Christ was preparing to perform the most important of His miracles.

Like everything he did, the entrance of Jesus Christ fulfilled a prophecy. His arrival in Jerusalem is a powerful proof that God fulfills the promises He makes to His children. Our Heavenly Father gave us the way to overcome sin and death: through His Son, Jesus Christ. (See Matthew 21: 1-11, Mark 11: 1-11, Zechariah 9: 9.)


The purification of the Temple

After entering Jerusalem, one of the first things that Jesus Christ did was to  go to the temple. There, inside His Father’s house, Jesus saw several merchants who bought and sold items to those who passed by on the road. He spoke to them with authority and ordered them to leave.

The purification of the temple in Jerusalem was an act of courage. We can be filled with courage by knowing that Jesus Christ did what he knew was right, whether the act was well seen or not. Whenever we follow Him, we receive the strength to do the right. (See Matthew 21:13, Matthew 21: 12-17, Mark 11: 15-19.)


Teachings in Jerusalem

The presence of the Lord in Jerusalem did not go unnoticed by the authorities. They saw Him as a threat and tried to discredit him. On the mount of the temple, they questioned Jesus with the expectation of finding something to use against Him. However, the Lord’s inspired answers revealed no crime and their enemies only discredited themselves.

Despite the incredible opposition, the work of Jesus continued its way. Thanks to the great love that He has for us, we do not have to face the obstacles of life alone. If we seek His help, we can overcome even the greatest difficulties.


Wednesday’s events are unknown. Instead of focusing on the whereabouts of Jesus, we can concentrate on what He taught during His ministry. Jesus Christ was the teacher of teachers. If we open our hearts, we can find answers to the most important questions in life. For this, we must be like His disciples were: humble and sincere.


The Garden of Gethsemane

At His Last Supper, Jesus promised His Apostles that when He was no longer with them, they would receive the Comforter or Holy Spirit. He taught them to remember him by participating in the sacrament. At the end of the night, Jesus offered the intercessory prayer, in which he asked that the disciples would become one.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, the Savior knelt down and prayed, and His agony for the sins of the world caused Him to 'tremble because of pain and bleed from every pore and suffer, both in body and spirit.' Soon after, Judas Iscariot and a multitude of armed men apprehended Jesus, and all the disciples abandoned the Lord and fled. (See Matthew 26: 36-56, Mark 14: 32-50, Luke 22: 39-53, Matthew 26: 36-56, Mark 14: 32-50, Luke 22: 39-53).


Crucifixion and burial

After an illegal trial and a cruel flogging, Jesus Christ allowed to be crucified, bringing to an end the 'great and last sacrifice' that made salvation possible for all the children of God. Before nightfall, the followers of Jesus took His body from the cross, wrapped it in linen cloths and spices, and put it in a tomb. (See Matthew 27, Luke 23, Mark 15, John 19.)



The night before, the body of Jesus Christ had been placed in the tomb. In the scriptures, not much is said about what happened the day after His crucifixion.

Probably, that was a day of deep reflection for His followers and their relatives. In the same way, you and your family can take time to truly think about what Jesus Christ experienced and why he was willing to do it.


The resurrection

At dawn on Sunday, Mary Magdalene and other faithful women came to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus once more; They found that the stone had been removed from the tomb and two angels who declared good news: 'He is not here, because he is risen' (Matthew 28: 6). The risen Savior overcame physical death and made it possible for each one of us to live again: 'For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive' (1 Corinthians 15:22). (See Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20.)