Palm Sunday
Catholic penitents hold decorations made of palm fronds during a procession on Palm Sunday at the 20 de Julio Church in Bogota April 13, 2014.Reuters

Christians will commence their Holy Week on 29 March with Palm Sunday, which is marked to commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion and resurrection. 

All over the world, Christians will observe the day by joining processions while holding palm branches, in keeping with Gospel sayings of how Jesus' followers had laid out palm leaves on the path during Jesus' entry to Jerusalem on a donkey. 

Palm Sunday will be followed by Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and then Easter next Sunday. 

Here are some meaningful quotes and sayings for Palm Sunday:

Jesus found a donkey and sat upon it, as Scripture says: Do not fear, city of Zion! See, your king is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey!" - John 12:14

Alleluia, how the people cheer and palm leaves rustle as the king draws near." - John Beavis

Today, many years ago, He rode a donkey not a horse. Peace is still the way He travels." -Unknown

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you; righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." -  Book of the Prophet Zechariah

But Palm Sunday tells us that ... it is the cross that is the true tree of life. - Pope Benedict XVI

 It's Palm Sunday and it's time to look back and remember what Christ has done for you. He had you on His mind over 2000 years ago!" 

Today, we remember not just Jesus' entry in to Jerusalem in the past, but also his entry in the future."

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." - William Penn

Palm Sunday is all about the voluntary death of Jesus. He came to die. He planned to die. He intended to die - Luke 13: 33

Following are some prayers and wishes for Palm Sunday:

Lord, we lift up your name With hearts full of praise; Be exalted, O Lord my God! Hosanna in the highest!

TODAY is palm sunday, let's go to church and hear the words of God. Holy Week na so repent from our sins. May he forgive us. God bless us all. 

May the spirit of this holy occasion, the warmth of the season make your heart bloom with joy and happiness, have a blessed Palm Sunday.

The Lord comes with trumpet blasts, He comes with shouts of joy! Wishing you a blessed Palm Sunday!

I hope Sunday is not the only day of the week you go to God, each Sunday is special but today more so...Happy Palm Sunday!

The ash placed on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday comes from the palms on Palm Sunday. The rite of burning of the palms is done today.Clap your hands all you people.

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