passion (“The Passion (suffering) of Christ.”) + -tide
- The period in the Christian calendar from Passion Sunday to Holy Saturday.
- "The last two weeks of Lent form the season called Passiontide. During this time all crucifixes and sacred images are veiled in violet. In Masses of the season, the psalm Judica me is not said at the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, and there is no Gloria Patri at the Introit or at the Lavabo".