Monday, April 9, 2012

Palm Sunday

One of my top three moments in Israel thus far was Palm Sunday, which took place on April 1st. Christians from around the world met together to reenact Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, and man is it a party :) Why wouldn't it be? It marks the very beginning of Holy Week, and the last time that people were really celebrating Christ's earthly ministry before His arrest, trial, and execution. The only day more joyous than Palm Sunday celebrates His overcoming death with the resurrection.

Biblically a crowd gathered as Jesus made His entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, lying down their clothes, waving palm branches, and crying "Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord." (see John 12:13) These four things signified the coming of the King, or Messiah.


Our march into Jerusalem began at a church commemorating Bethphage, went past the Garden of Gethsemane, and through the city gates. We sang songs, danced, cheered, and celebrated the life and teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ with our other Christian brothers and sisters from around the world. It was a memorable experience.

The procession consisted of every Christian denomination imaginable
The procession entering Jerusalem's gate



  1. WOW! That is awesome! What a terrific experience for you guys! :-) I am eager to hear what the other "Top 2" experiences of your trip are. I imagine it is hard to list them in order, but I am glad that Palm Sunday is toward the top of your list! :-) Can't wait to read about your final week+ in Jerusalem! Soak it all upppppp! xoxo

  2. This WOULD be a great experience for anyone to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with us.