A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Holy Week
The olive-oil-buying, candlestick-polishing, and soul-shepherding that make the seven days from Palm Sunday to Easter run smoothly at a D.C. cathedral.
Correction, April 6, 2009: This article originally misidentified the century in which William Byrd composed his "Ave Verum." (Return to the corrected sentence.)
Michael Sean Winters is the author of Left at the Altar: How the Democrats Lost the Catholics and How the Catholics Can Save the Democrats.
Image of the Mosaiken der Capella Palatina in Palermo, Szene: Einzug Christi in Jerusalem by the Meister der Palastkapelle in Palermo courtesy Wikipedia.