Sunday, April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday

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Today Western Christian churches celebrate Palm Sunday. 

According to the Gospels, Jesus Christ rode on a donkey into Jerusalem, and the celebrating people there laid down their cloaks and small branches of trees in front of him, singing part of Psalm 118: 25–26[18] – Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord.[2][9][10][11]

The symbolism of the donkey may refer to the Eastern tradition that it is an animal of peace, unlike the horse which is the animal of war.[1]


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