HOLY MONDAY      Holy Monday is the Monday of Holy Week,   it is a Christian holiday that precedes the commemoration of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus.     It is the second day of Holy Week in Western Christianity,   after Palm Sunday and the third day of Holy Week in Eastern Christianity,   after Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.         Holy Monday is also known as Great and Holy Monday, or Great Monday.     It commemorates the cursing of the fig tree,   the questioning of Jesus' authority,   the Cleansing of the Temple,   and some parables as according to the New Testament.     It is a day of Gospel in the Roman Catholic Church.     In the Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches,   Holy Monday commemorates the withering of the fruitless fig tree.