Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the last Sunday in Lent and the Sunday before Easter. It’s the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the year for Christians.

Palm Sunday is the last Sunday in Lent and the Sunday before Easter. It’s the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the year for Christians.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

“When Jesus and his disciples came near Jerusalem, he went to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives and sent two of them on ahead. He told them,

“Go into the next village, where you will at once find a donkey and her colt. Untie the two donkeys and bring them to me. If anyone asks why you are doing this, just say, ‘The Lord needs them.’ He will at once let you have the donkeys.”

So God’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said,

“Announce to the people of Jerusalem:
‘Your king is coming to you!
He is humble and rides on a donkey.
He comes on the colt of a donkey.’ ”

The disciples left and did what Jesus had told them to do. They brought the donkey and its colt and laid some clothes on their backs. Then Jesus got on.

Many people spread clothes in the road, while others put down branches which they had cut from trees.  Some people walked ahead of Jesus and others followed behind. They were all shouting,

“Hooray for the Son of David!
God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hooray for God in heaven above!”

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When Jesus came to Jerusalem, everyone in the city was excited and asked, “Who can this be?”

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

(Mark 11.1-11; Luke 19.28-38; John 12.12-19)

via Matthew 21 Contemporary English Version |

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Learn more from another post on this blog

What is Palm Sunday?

Palm Sunday is one of several “holidays”, or more correctly holy days that Christians “celebrate”, meaning observe, in the weeks before Easter which we call Lent.

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Lent in the Christian faith

Christians may give up foods or habits during Lent as a form of fasting; some may find other ways to observe the season

Lent is the season of the Christian church year from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

To observe Lent some people commit to fasting from certain foods or drink, or giving up certain pleasurable activities or habits during the 40 days before Easter.

Some people choose to do something-a service to others, a meditative or spiritual activity, a repetitive action to remind them of the season.

In this article, Scott Hubbard explains how Protestants first rejected, but now embrace Lent and offers resources on observing Lent in a new way.


Consider the days ahead as an opportunity — as one more path you might walk to focus your scattered attention, warm your heart’s affections, and meet the risen Jesus afresh.

Scott Hubbard
to the cross that the christian is challenged to follow his master. quote Hans Urs Von Balthasar
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Hans Urs von Balthasar, (1905-1988),

Swiss Roman Catholic theologian and author

40 days of decrease

a different kind of hunger; a different kind of fast

A few years ago I used this devotional from Alicia Britt Chole ; you may enjoy it too. Here is an affiliate link to the paperback or Kindle versions.

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If we want to make the most of this annual opportunity, we’ll do more than just give something up. We’ll silence ourselves before the Sovereign who became a servant. We’ll fasten our eyes upon him as he teaches and heals and smiles and weeps — the only upright man in a world of cracked and curved impostors

Scott Hubbard
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