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Palm Sunday - April 28, 2013

Palm Sunday, also called the Triumphal Entry, is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on the Sunday before Holy Pascha. On this day the Church celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before the Jewish Passover. Only a few days before His crucifixion, Jesus Christ entered the Holy City, met by crowds with olive branches in their hands and by shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, the Son of David, the King of Israel!” Because of this glorification by the people, the priests and scribes were finally driven to put Him to death.

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