Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. On Palm Sunday the faithful carry palm branches to reenact Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus entered Jerusalem in a triumphant manner and the people praised his arrival and did him homage. This showed the tremendous respect that the people had for Jesus. On Palm Sunday the liturgy offers a panoramic view of the mysteries that we will contemplate during Holy Week or Paschal Triduum: the institution of the Eucharist, the passion and death of the Lord, and the prediction of His Resurrection. May this Holy Week be filled with many blessings and much peace!
Pat Schifini, OSU