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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Christians all over the world are celebrating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ. In Albany, five downtown churches are coming together each day to celebrate Christ's final days, his crucifixion and resurrection.

Hundreds of people came together at First United Methodist Church in Albany during lunch Monday to celebrate Holy Week, the pinnacle of the Christian faith.

It is viewed as one of, if not the most important event of the Christian faith. Dr. Don Adams said "Holy Week is obviously the pinnacle of the year for Christians. It's the time of year we remember why Jesus ultimately care to offer himself for our sins and then to overcome death."

Five different churches are coming together every day this week to celebrate the holy events. Ernest Davis said "It is a very significant time in the Christian faith because it does mark the final week of Jesus' Earthly ministry and so for Christians everywhere we focus our attention on those final events in the life of Christ that lead to ultimately, our Salvation."

Remembering the commonality of all those who are of Christian faith, regardless of differences. Penni Ivy said, "We have to stop and remember the relevance of this week and why Jesus came and what he did for us."

A moment to pause and consider the sacrifice that was made on behalf of those who believe. Holy week kicked off yesterday with Palm Sunday. Also observed this week are Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Lunchtime services continue at First United Methodist Church all week. To check Holy Week events, click here.

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