Palm Sunday: Victorious Sunday

close up of palm leaf

What is Palm Sunday ?

Palm Sunday also known as “Passion Sunday” is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. “

According to Christians around the world: ” palm Sunday is a celebration of Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Palm

Palm Sunday also marks the beginning of the holy week and the last Sunday before Easter in Christian’s liturgical calendar .

Palm Sunday in Catholic Church

In Catholic Church the day is now called officially Passion Sunday. The liturgy begins with a blessing and procession of palms, but prime attention is given to a lengthy reading of the Passion, with parts taken by the priest, lectors, and congregation. The palms are often taken home by the members of the congregation to serve as sacred signs of the sacraments, and some of them are burned the following year to serve as the ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Palm

What does the palm branch signifies on palm Sunday ?

The palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life.

Palm
Palm branch

He was solemnly entering as a humble King of peace. Traditionally, entering the city on a donkey symbolizes arrival in peace, rather than as a war-waging king arriving on a horse.

Why did Jesus ride on Donkey ?

Donkey

On the day of the triumphal entry Jesus Christ ride on a donkey and this signifies that “He was solemnly entering as a humble King of peace.” Traditionally, entering the city on a donkey symbolizes arrival in peace, rather than as a war-waging king arriving on a horse.

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