Palm Sunday this Weekend


Palm Sunday, a Christian moveable feast, falls on the Sunday before Easter, this Sunday. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.

Worship services on Palm Sunday include a procession of the faithful carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place about a week before his Resurrection.

The Gospels record Jesus Christ riding a donkey into Jerusalem and the celebrating people who laid down their cloaks and small branches of trees in front of him, and sang part of Psalm 118: 25–26 – … “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord ….”

Palm Sunday, the day, we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, Jesus began a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was the time to secure that salvation.

Palm Sunday also marked the start of what is often called “Passion Week,” the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Palm Sunday was the “beginning of the end” of Jesus’ work on earth.

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