Palm Sunday


“So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’” (John 12:13 ESV)


This Sunday is Palm Sunday and marks the final Sunday of Lent. This then is the beginning of our Holy Week journey. On Palm Sunday we remember the triumphant arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.


On Palm Sunday at church we participate in the re-enactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and the townspeople praised him by covering the road with palms and cloaks


Palm branches are widely recognized symbol of peace and these are kept each year and then burnt to create the ashes for the following year's Ash Wednesday.



Lord Jesus Christ, 

On this Palm Sunday, as we remember Your triumphant entry into Jerusalem, let us also remember the path that lay before You. 


Fill our hearts with the humility and faithfulness that You displayed. Teach us to follow your example of selfless love, to praise You in our hearts and with our lives, as we carry our crosses daily. 


Hosanna in the Highest!"