The Sunday next before Easter; -- so called in commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. The event is commemorated in Christian churches by distribution of blessed palm leaves.
The first day of Holy Week, commemorating Christ?s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
A Sunday in the Church Year which reminds us of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday before his death on the cross.
Palm Sunday occurs the Sunday before Easter Sunday in the Western Christian religious calendar year. It signals the upcoming end of Lent and the beginning of the holy week of Easter. The day commemorates the spreading of palms and clothing in Jesus' path as He entered Jerusalem prior to His crucifixion.
The day that Christians remember the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
Celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, marking the beginning of Holy Week that culminates in Easter or Pascha. In some churches, Palm Sunday is combined with the anticipation of Christ's death and so is also known as "Passion Sunday." Orthodox Christians observe this Sunday on a date different from the date on which Protestant and Roman Catholics observe it. (Christianity)
The first day of Holy Week which remembers Jesusâ€™ last week of earthly life. The day is commemorated with processions with congregations carrying palm fronds or tree branches to remember Jesusâ€™ entry to Jerusalem where he would be crucified.
the commemoration of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. Usually, people carry crosses made of palm leaves in the procession into the sanctuary which represent the palm leaves being strewn along the path when Christ entered the city. (BCP pp. 168, 219, 270 – 273 liturgy)
The Sunday before Easter, marking Christ's entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week
The Sunday before Easter. In an Episcopal Church, members of the congregation carry real palms during the service; in some churches, palms from one year are saved, dried and burned to make ashes used at the next year's Ash Wednesday service. From the palm branches strewn in Christ's way on his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. See " Ash Wednesday."
the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before he was crucified
(Christian) Celebration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, beginning Holy Week; Observed by worship celebrations and parades using palm branches
The Sunday of the Passion (see BCP, 270-73); the Sunday before Easter. In an Episcopal Church, members of the congregation carry real palms during the service; in some churches, the tradition is that palms from one year are saved, dried and later burned to make the ashes used at the next year's Ash Wednesday service.
The Sunday before Easter that commemorates Christ's entrance into Jerusalem.