Sunday, April 10 is Palm Sunday when Christians of all denominations remember the joyous day when Jesus showed the ultimate rebellion to the corrupt governing authorities, in what is a week of events that led to the crucifixion of our Lord and savior.
Below is a video of the Palm Sunday Procession presided over by HB Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Latins, at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. They describe themselves as “communication at the service of the church in the Holy Land. With Christian ecumenical and interreligious content in various languages.”
One thing we know for sure, Jesus did not like the corruption in the government, and his ministry was focused on the liberation of the common man and woman. After Palm Sunday Jesus proved his steadfast dedication to the poor and the marginalized of the world, in a way that would shock humanity for thousands of years to come.
The life and times of Jesus is a beacon of hopefulness- that God is in charge- even when the world looks very dark and unjust.
A gilded icon picturing Jesus entering Jerusalem accompanying the text of Luke 19 in GA 777. Happy Palm Sunday to all celebrating Holy Week. pic.twitter.com/WGbj2WpsYS
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Palm Sunday is a triumph for Jesus, and for his followers. And for the world who is yet to know Him.
Patheos.com reported on Holy Week’s origins:
What’s the context of Jesus riding into the capital city?
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil.
Do you remember the only miracle in all four Gospels? Jesus feeds hungry people. Jesus feeding the multitudes.
We read the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 as a miracle of the five loaves and two fish.
In the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of Mark, the men are gathered into groups of 50 and 100. This means nothing to us, today, but the numbers were significant to the first Christians… and to the Roman authorities who controlled the region.