Christians across the world will begin the Holy Week March 20 with Palm Sunday, which will be followed by Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter next Sunday.
The Holy Week is the last week of the Lent season, during which Christians commemorate the last few days of Jesus Christ on Earth. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion and resurrection. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his suffering, while Easter marks his resurrection.
Christians observe Palm Sunday by joining processions holding palm branches, in keeping with the Gospel saying of how Jesus' followers had laid out palm leaves on the path during Jesus' entry to Jerusalem on a donkey.
Palm Sunday 2016: Quotes, Sayings to Mark Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem
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
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
Today, we remember not just Jesus' entry in to Jerusalem in the past, but also his entry in the future."
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
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!"
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." - William Penn
Watch Palm Sunday celebration 2016 presided by Pope Francis in the video below: