Saturday, April 8, 2017

Palm Sunday

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels of the New Testament.

Matthew 21:1-11 (NASB) The Triumphal Entry

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your King is coming to you, Gentle, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!” When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

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Every year we are given palms in church and my sisters and I learned from our Dad how to make crosses to give to other family members and/or leave on our deceased family members gravestones when we visit their graves. The crosses we make resemble the photo shown above.

I leave you with this, "May the spirit of this holy occasion and the warmth of the season make your heart bloom with joy & happiness. Have a Blessed Palm Sunday."

4 comments:

  1. I love the handmade crosses!

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  2. {{{smiles}}} Have a beautiful day, friend...I think we are finally turning the proverbial corner for the weather here in western NY.

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  3. I love the idea of making crosses from palm leaves! Hope your Palm Sunday is happy and blessed!

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