Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

Today is not an ordinary Sunday but a special day known to all Christians across the world as Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshippers. The difficulty of procuring palms for that day's ceremonies in unfavorable climates for palms led to the substitution of boughs of box, yew, willow, olive, or other native trees. The Sunday was often designated by the names of these trees, as Yew Sunday, or by the general term Branch Sunday.

I pray that each and every one of you has enjoyed this day and reflect upon the life of our savior as we enter into the last days leading up til the resurrection "Easter Sunday"


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