Passion Sunday is the Sunday before Palm Sunday, and thus two weeks before Easter Sunday. In Catholic and Anglican liturgy (at least) it marks a turning point in Lent, where the focus moves from Jesus' fasting and temptation in the wilderness to focus on his betrayal and Passion. The liturgical colour may be changed from purple to red, and during the coming short season, Passiontide, crucifixes and statues may be seen to be veiled. This is also an opportunity to hear the passion narrative read, which would otherwise be missed by someone attending church only on Sundays. (The normal time for Passion readings is Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.)

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