Palm Sunday Notes

Palm Sunday 

Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.  It is a Christian moveable feast that commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. in some Christian churches,  it is marked by the distribution of palm leaves, often tied into crosses, to the worshipers. however, 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 followers of Jesus honoured him as he entered Jerusalem just few days before his crucifixion. The people rejoiced and thanked God for the great things Jesus had done for them, teaching, healing the sick, performing miracles, and more.
The enthusiastic accolade of his disciples and supporters affected the people of Jerusalem.

This event is mentioned in the Four Gospels, the first Books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - found in the following verses:

  • Matthew 21:1-11
  • Mark 11:1-11
  • Luke 19:28-44
  • John 12:12-19

Many Christian churches celebrate Palm Sunday by the distribution of palm leaves, some of them tied into crosses.  For those of us who have no palm branches and can no longer worship him in person can still honor him in our hearts and in our ways.

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