Palm Sunday is celebrated by Orthodox Christians

Вербное воскресенье отмечают православные христиане

Palm Sunday

According to tradition, on this holiday believers are in the Church for the blessing of flowering willow branches.

The entry into Jerusalem is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on Sunday.

The entry of Christ into Jerusalem, also known as palm (Palm) Sunday – one of the main events of the last days of the earthly life of Christ. On the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover solemnly he rode on a young ass to Jerusalem, where he was to die on the cross and rise again, and the whole city came out to meet the Messiah.

As narrates the gospel, people take off their upper garments and throwing them on the road on which the Savior rode. They covered his path with palm branches and welcomed by the shouts of “Hosanna!”, as usually applied only to the king. The reason for the rejoicing was the miracle performed on the eve of Jesus raising Lazarus.

In Christian tradition the day of Entry into Jerusalem is a symbol of the future reign of God and is celebrated a week before Easter.

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In this day and the day before, believers are in the Church for the blessing of flowering willow branches. They symbolize the palm branches that welcomed the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

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