Palm Sunday – Hosanna In the Highest


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Palm Sunday, the sixth and final Sunday of Lent, is a day of mixed emotions for Christians. First we gather in the narthex of the church and watch as the priest blesses the palm fronds that have been gathered for the celebration. After the blessing we are each handed a palm and walk into the main body of the church while the choir sings a joyous song…“Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!” It feels a bit triumphant…

Most of us are smiling as we walk in waving our palms, raising our voices… Jesus has arrived, humbly, on the back of a donkey…and we are here to welcome Him. The end of lent is here…Holy Week is upon us…  Easter is on the horizon… But before we can…

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