Palm Sunday: Celebrate the King

On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of holy week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.

PalmSundayThe Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.

When the Olympic Games started everyone was waving flags. When Jesus entered Jerusalem everyone was waving palms and put there coats on the floor. This symbolizes that Jesus is like God and the people who are waving palms are like the angels who praise him.

What I feel about Palm Sunday and about our great teacher Jesus Christ is that when he rode on the donkey he is showing us that he is simple and he wants us to be simple too.

St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in London is one of the oldest Coptic churches in the lands of the immigration, and one of the first to be supported and cared for by our beloved patriarch, HH the late Pope Shenouda III.

  • St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church
    Allen Street, Kensington
    London W8 6UX