Thine is the power, the glory, the blessings and the Majesty , Emmanuel our God and our King This is how the Coptic Church addresses Jesus Christ in the Holy Week to declare it follows him in his pain step by step.
Pope Shenouda III in his article The Week of Pain told us about the sanctity of the Holy Week, pointing out that the church hymns are sad and its flags are black during this week since Jesus Christ has suffered. The readings from the old and new testaments reflects such pain. Furthermore, the prayers are held in the second choir since Jesus Christ was crucified outside the city.
Jesus was hated by the leaders of the Jews because of his teachings, miracles and popularity. Two miracles increased such hatred: rising Lazarus from the dead and curing the man born blind.
In the beginning of this week, we celebrate the Palm Sunday to receive Jesus the king in our hearts, and in the midst of it we celebrate the Maundy Thursday to receive him as Lord through our repentance and unity with Him.
In this Week, we need to remember the verse of St. Paul in (Philippians 3: 10) I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Few people followed Jesus in His Pain and those repeated the praise of the Pass Over Thine is the power, the glory, the blessings and the Majesty , Emmanuel our God and our King