Christian feast Palm Sunday that marks Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey is observed every year on the last Sunday before Easter. This year, it falls March 20.
Also known as Passion Sunday, Willow Sunday and Flower Sunday, the day is celebrated with devotees carrying palm leaves during the procession signifying the palm branches that were scattered in front of Lord Jesus by his followers as he entered Jerusalem, days before his crucifixion and resurrection. The palms, which are blessed with holy water, are then kept in homes and burnt to create ashes to be used on Ash Wednesday the next year.
Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is mentioned on all four canonical Gospels â€" Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John -- of the Holy Bible. "His disciples brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest heaven!" â€" Matthew 21:9-9
Check here to find some bible verses, quotes, wishes and picture messages to be shared on Palm Sunday 2016:
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!" â€" John 12:13
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. â€" Zechariah 9:9
Saying, "Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. â€" Luke 19:30
When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 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!" â€" John 12:9-19
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! â€" Unknown
Today, many years ago, He rode a donkey not a horse. Peace is still the way He travels. â€" Unknown
May the spirit of this holy occasion and the warmth of the season make your heart bloom with joy and happiness. Have a blessed Palm Sunday.
I hope Sunday is not the only day of the week you go to God, each day is special but today more so...Happy Palm Sunday 2016!
As the nature blooms with the coming of The Lord, I wish that during this Palm Sunday your heart blooms with happiness and joy forever! Palm Sunday greetings to you and your family!
The Lord comes with trumpet blasts, He comes with shouts of joy! Wishing you a blessed Palm Sunday 2016!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest. Happy Palm Day wishes.