Palm Sunday 2014 falls on 13 April. It is the sixth Sunday of lent season and the last Sunday before Easter. (Read: 7 Interesting Facts About Palm Sunday)
Known by various other names such as Passion Sunday, Willow Sunday and Flower Sunday, the day commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Bible says that when he rode into the town on a donkey, exuberant crowns hailed him as the Messiah and spread out palm branches and cloaks in his path.
Little did those followers know, that four days later, Jesus would be crucified.
In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday includes a procession of the worshippers assembled, carrying palms, representing the palm branches that were laid out or scattered in from of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.
Let us mark the day with some of the most interesting quotes, prayers and blessings to be shared on this day:
Palm Sunday Quotes and Sayings:
1. "Palm Sunday is like a glimpse of Easter. It's a little bit joyful after being somber during Lent." - Laura Gale
2. 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 clot of a donkey!" - John 12: 14
3. "Then I saw heaven opened and a white horse appeared. Its rider is the Faithful and True; he judges and wages just wars." - Revelation 19: 11
4. "Today, we remember not just Jesus' entry into Jerusalem in the past, but also his entry in the future." - Unknown
5. "Palm Sunday's thought; Life is full of ups and downs. Glorify God during the ups and fully trust in Him during the downs." - Unknown
6. "Have a blessed Palm Sunday. Remember a week before he was crucified like a criminal, he rode into the city a king." - Unknown
7. "Today, many years ago, He rode a donkey not a horse. Peace is still the way He travels." - Unknown
8. "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!" - Unknown
9. "Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
O'er captive death and conquered sin" - Henry Hart Milman
10. "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.
Prayers and Blessings for Palm Sunday
1. The Lord comes with trumpet blasts, He comes with shouts of joy! Wishing you a blessed Palm Sunday!
2. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest.
3. As the nature blooms with the coming of The Lord, I wish that this Palm Sunday Even your heart blooms with happiness and joy forever!
4. 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!
5. 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
6. 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.
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