Sunday, April 17, 2011
On this day, the Church celebrates the triumphant entry of our Lord into Jerusalem; when the multitude, going before and following after Him, cut off branches from the trees and strewed them in His way, shouting “Hosanna (glory and praise) to the Son of David. Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.” It is in commemoration of this triumph that palms are blessed and borne in solemn procession.
I love going to our Palm Sunday service at church...it is always an upbeat service to celebrate Jesus riding into jerusalem on a donkey with his followers. The children hand out palms to the congregation and the singing of the hyms is loud n joyful. As a Christian it is a reminder of what is to become.