Palm Sunday messages: Best quotes and greetings to mark Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday falls on Sunday, April 5 this year and is a Christian feast day which commemorates Jesus entering Jerusalem. Palm branches were placed in his path as he entered the city, before his subsequent arrest on Holy Thursday and crucifixion on Good Friday.

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, which is the last week of Lent.

Lent lasts 40 days and is a period of sacrifice – with those who observe typically abstaining from an item like chocolate, fizzy drinks or snacking.

This represents the 40 days Jesus endured in the desert.

Easter falls next week, Good Friday being April 10, followed by Easter Saturday the next day on April 11, Easter Sunday on April 11, and Easter Monday on April 12.

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Best quotes and greetings to mark Palm Sunday

– Palm Sunday is like a glimpse of Easter. It’s a little bit joyful after being sombre during Lent – Laura Gale

– Today is palm Sunday, let’s go to church and hear the words of God. Holy Week na so repent from our sins. May he forgive us. God bless us all.

– 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.

– They took Palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting ‘Hosanna’. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.. Blessed is the King of Israel – John 12.13

– 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!

– The ash placed on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday comes from the palms on Palm Sunday. The rite of burning of the palms is done today. Clap your hands all you people.

– See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on, a donkey – Zechariah 9.9

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How is Palm Sunday celebrated?

The traditions of Palm Sunday include processions, singing and carrying palm leaves – with many variations around the world.

Some Christians fold their palm leaves into small crosses, representing the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

While some keep these crosses in their homes all year round, others burn them and save the ashes for Ash Wednesday next year.

Processions around or into a church are also common, with the congregation waving palm leaves which are sometimes blessed with holy water by a priest.

A church service is then held to commemorate the day.

As much of the world is on lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, many cannot attend church for Easter or Palm Sunday.

However, some churches are offering live streams of their services for any wishing to take part.

A quick search of ‘Palm Sunday live stream’ brings up a host of options for those looking to observe the occasion.

One option for those in the UK is to watch Palm Sunday mass at St Joseph’s Church, Pudsey. 

Click here for the website to watch Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at 10am on Sunday, April 5. 

Another option is to watch Archbishop Malcolm McMahon give mass live from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Palm Sunday from 11am. Click the link here to watch this.

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