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Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem an event mentioned by all four Canonical Gospels namely Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19. Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshipers.
Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday”, marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.
The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19
Also Read : Why Jesus chose an Ass to ride into Jerusalem
Points of Interest from the Triumphal Entry Story:
1. When he told the disciples to get the donkey, Jesus referred to himself as ‘The Lord,’ a definite proclamation of his divinity.
2. By riding into Jerusalem on a the colt of a donkey, Jesus fulfilled an ancient prophecy in Zechariah 9:9: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (ESV) This was the only instance in the Gospels in which Jesus rode an animal.
3. Throwing cloaks in the path of someone was an act of homage and submission. The people were recognizing Jesus as the promised Messiah.
4. The people’s cries of ‘Hosanna’ came from Psalm 118:25-26. Hosanna means “save now.” Despite what Jesus had foretold about his mission, the people were looking for a military Messiah who would overthrow the Romans and restore Israel’s independence.