суббота, 27 марта 2010 г.

Palm Sunday

Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, early 1900's Bible
card illustration Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast
which always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.:
the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days
before his Passion. It is also called Passion Sunday or Palm
Sunday of the Lord's Passion.
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.

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