12.5.2 Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Passion Week. This festive day reminds us of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on the occasion of the Jewish feast of Passover: in fulfilment of a prophecy by Zechariah, the Lord entered the city riding on a donkey (Zechariah 9: 9). He was triumphantly received by the people, who professed that Jesus was the Messiah and Saviour by shouting "Hosanna to the Son of David" (Matthew 21: 9).

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