Semana Santa or Semana Mala: The Erroneous Calendar of the Catholic Church

3/24/2018 28 Comments

unbiblical practice that is holy week


I want to know about the Holy Week, especially the Good Friday. According to the Catholic Church, we can’t eat red meat because of the blood of Christ. What does the Bible say about this and where in the Bible can we find such practice?

From: Carlos of Spain

Semana Santa. Believing on Semana Santa implies that there is only one Semana Santa. That’s a seven-day period of a week. One week, Semana Santa. Implying that the rest of the weeks in a year are semana mala.

It means that, for the Catholic Church, there is only one Holy Week and the other 51 weeks are no longer holy, they are all unholy. Because if there is only one Holy Week, it implies that there are 51 unholy weeks. Weeks when you can eat whatever meat you want, even the meat of people. There are people who are cannibals. You can drink, you can have merry making all throughout the year except during Semana Santa. And that is not a very sensible thing to believe in and most of all, it is not biblical because all days of our lives must be santa dia (spanish term). All days of our lives. 9:23 of the book of Luke says…

LUKE 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Daily, meaning all the days of your life you are going to follow Jesus and if you are following Jesus daily, it means that all the days of your life will be days which are holy. See?

Everyday, you have to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and if you are going to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, all the days of your life will be holy days, holy days not holidays. It must be holy days not holidays.

Now, how about those beliefs that are incorporated in Semana Santa, that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Friday and resurrected on Sunday? It is erroneous. It will not prove that Jesus is the Christ if He died on a Friday and resurrected on Sunday. Why? Because there is a pronouncement of the Lord Jesus Christ which is the very sign He gave the Jews to prove that He is the Messiah that they are expecting to come. Let us read in the book of Matthew chapter 12…

MATTHEW 12:38-40
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

That is the sign He gave and that sign must come to pass to prove that He was the Messiah, that they have to believe in Him. And what is that sign? That He must be in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights. And if He died on a Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried before sunset, granting that He was buried at 6 o'clock sunset, which is the beginning of the sabbath, He was already buried sunset, sabbath, you see.

If He was buried on sunset of Friday, it will be Saturday already because in the Jewish way, the start of another day is the end of the previous day. If the day ends on sunset, the beginning of another day is also on sunset. So if He was buried on Friday sunset, it is the commencement of Saturday. So Saturday to Sunday sunset will be only one day. If He resurrected on Sunday morning, it will be only be one day and a half.

So the sign that He gave will not be fulfilled if He died on a Friday. To be frank with you, brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ did not die on a Friday. He died on a Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried at start of Thursday because the end of Wednesday is the beginning of Thursday, that is Thursday night. Then Thursday day. One day and one night. Friday night and Friday day. Saturday night and Saturday day, which is the beginning of Sunday. That is why on Sunday when Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, the angel said, “Are you looking for Jesus, He’s not here. He is risen.”

The verb that was used is in the perfect tense. Meaning, the rising of Jesus had been long ago. If He just has risen on that very hour, the perfect tense of the verb will not be used. The perfect tense was risen, He has risen, He is risen, he said.

Meaning before Mary Magdalene came to the tomb, there was a considerable time that had passed since the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected. And it allows 3 days and 3 nights, if He died on a Wednesday afternoon and was buried at the beginning of Thursday, 3 days and 3 nights exactly before Mary Magdalene came to the tomb, He resurrected at the end of Saturday on that particular event.

That is why the belief of the Catholic Church that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Friday is not true. It is not biblical. And all the rituals that eating meat is not allowed on Good Friday. You cannot even take a bath according to some superstitions. You cannot jump, you cannot laugh. So many, so many, so many superstitious beliefs that followed which are prohibited by the Bible.

Now, those are crazy teachings.  I'm sorry to say this. These are crazy teachings because they are not biblical. Let us read the verse to prove that the Lord Jesus Christ did not resurrect on Sunday. Matthew 28 verse 1....

MATTHEW 28:1-6
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

You see. “He is risen, He is not here”. So the Lord Jesus Christ was not there on the beginning of Sunday at the end of the sabbath as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week. At the end of the sabbath, the beginning of the first day of the week, the Lord Jesus Christ was not there anymore.

This will allow 3 days and 3 nights if the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried by Joseph of Arimathea before sunset. Because that day when He was buried was a preparation for the sabbath. At sunset it will be the sabbath, they cannot bury Him anymore.

Joseph of Arimathea hurriedly wrapped Him in a cloth and buried Him before sunset. He was at the sepulcher at exactly the beginning of Thursday. And that will allow three days when He resurrected before the dawn of the first day of the week.

There were two sabbaths that year — the preparation of sabbath, Wednesday, then Thursday was a sabbath, because there are different kinds of sabbath among the Jews. The misunderstanding lies on the fact that because the Catholic Church had read 'sabbath', they assumed it to be Saturday. Jesus died on a Friday because the sabbath is Saturday. But it is not true.

Not all sabbaths fall on Saturday. There are sabbaths that can fall on any day of the week. Those are the yearly sabbaths observed by the Jews especially the “Passover Sabbath”. And according to John in chapter 19:31, it reads:

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

You see? That sabbath day was high day. It’s not an ordinary Saturday. It was a high day, a very important sabbath and it occurs once a year during the observance of the Passover. There is a sabbath every year during the observance of the Passover. And that year, according to biblical scholars, that year, the sabbath fell on a Thursday when the Lord Jesus Christ died. That yearly sabbath fell on a Thursday.

So there were two sabbaths — Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday another sabbath, and He resurrected just after the second sabbath on that week.

So, you see, this is a very interesting topic but we cannot just discuss everything because we have to show the Hebrew Calendar, the events happened on that year. We have to trace back which year the Lord Jesus Christ died. If you are going to trace back the history of the Roman Calendar, you will find out that the Roman Calendar lacks about 5 or 6 years, if you are going to investigate!

Let us get that info from the ZENIT International News Agency.

How can he order the slaughter of children two years old and below in 1 A.D. or 2 A.D. when he died in 4 B.C.? The Roman Calendar is lacking something like 5 or 6 years. That is the point there.


  1. Very enlightening! Thanks be to God!

  2. Very enlighting blog..hope many should read and understand this.

  3. Im convinced semana santa of the catholics are not doesnt suprises me because i came on that belief before. Thanksbe to God for his mercy!

  4. A Million Thanks to GOD

    Very informative & interesting blogs again from Mr. ControversyX

    To God Be The Glory

  5. #SemanaSantaNotBiblical and unholy. It turns out to be vacation days to others and opportunity for some thieves to rob.

  6. True followers of Jesus Christ follow His teachings that were written in the Bible.

  7. Hope catholics will soon realize that they are being deceived by their priests...

  8. Very interesting topic. thanks be to God.

  9. Thanks be to God for this vivid explanation regarding Christ's death..

  10. I used to believe these lies before I learned the truth from Bro. Eli. Thanks be to God through Christ.

  11. Another Timely Blog By Mr.Controversy Himself, Bro.Eli Soriano!!

  12. maling pag unawa at kahulogan ayaw pang bagohin
    gamitin natin ang isip at onawa ayon sa mabasa at mga patotoo para maituwid natin .

  13. I thank GOD that there are people like this that have shown interest in knowing the TRUTH from the Bible. As it is other people are pre-occuppied with so manynthings other than the TRUTH because the god of this world had blinded them.

  14. I have a question. Why is it that in Luke, Cleopas, on the road to Emmaus, said that it was the third day since Jesus was crucified. If we count backwards, Saturday will be the second day, and Friday will be the 1st day. So it will not fall on Wednesday. Hoping for clarifications on this matter.

  15. Very true! He died on Wednesday...not Friday!

  16. This blog is literally full of wisdom. Thanks be to God.