Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday

Its palm Sunday and I do not want this day to passed without posting few information. Since my only resource to get information is Mr. Google I type in the keyword PALM SUNDAY. And I got this information.

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast which always falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates an event mentioned by all four Canonical Gospels.
Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44

1And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples
2and said unto them, "Go your way into the village opposite you, and as soon as ye have entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon man never sat. Loose him and bring him.
3And if any man say unto you, `Why do ye this?' say ye that the Lord hath need of him, and straightway he will send him hither."
4And they went their way and found the colt tied outside by the door at a place where two ways met, and they loosed him.
5And certain of those who stood there said unto them, "What do ye, loosing the colt?"
6And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded, and they let them go.
7And they brought the colt to Jesus and cast their garments on him, and He sat upon him.
8And many spread their garments upon the way, and others cut down branches off the trees and strewed them upon the way.
9And those who went before, and those who followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna! Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!
10Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
11And Jesus entered into Jerusalem and into the temple. And when He had looked round about upon all things, as now the eventide had come, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

And John 12:12-19
12 On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.
14 And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
17 The multitude therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, bare witness.
18 For this cause also the multitude went and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshipers. The difficulty of procuring palms for that day's ceremonies in unfavorable climates for palms led to the substitution of boughs of box, yew, willow or other native trees. The Sunday was often designated by the names of these trees, as Yew Sunday or by the general term Branch Sunday.


Lollii-Pii said...

I'm glad I visited your blog. i was showered with much knowledge about Palm Sunday and God's words too. To be honest, I never heard of any Palm Sunday -lol.. Good thing I was here reading your post.^^ God Bless

NovaS said...

oh, i definitely missed the palm sunday, bana went to his bowling tournament. i really miss those occasion in Phils...

girl, please add my other blog.

bluedreamer27 said...

hope we both have a great coming Holy week
God bless Prettymom
have a great day and happy blogging

janet said...

hi prettymom, visiting you here.

Maxi said...

hello hello. visiting you here again! hope everything's okey with you!

see you around!

Edi Retnati said...

dear prety mom....... I had to add your link.... really I like to be your friend so please, add my link too hehehe........ I had to read about Palm Sunday so I'm impressed about that........