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Celebrating Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Msgr Christian Pereira blesses the palm during Palm Sunday celebrations in San Fernando, last Sunday. Photos: Kristian De Silva

Last Sunday, Christians throughout the world celebrated Palm Sunday—the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection.

For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday,” marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes today (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.

During Holy Week, Roman Catholics are called upon to remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth and is held as the most important time in the church calendar as all the celebrations during this week leads to the grand celebration of Easter, with all its attendant joy.


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