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Palm Sunday

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'''Palm Sunday''', also called the '''Triumphal Entry''', is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated on the [[Sunday]] before [[Pascha]].
On this day the Church celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before the Jewish Passover. A mere few days before His [[crucifixion]], [[Jesus Christ]] was received by adoring throngs at his entry into Jerusalem on the back of a young donkey. The crowds threw palm believers meet him, and spread out before him his clothes and olive branches (a symbol . When He and His students approached the city [[Jerusalem]], He ordered them to go to the near-by village, and bring him the donkey and his little who were tied-up in the beginning of victory) in the village. If they were asked, they should say that this was God's will. When the people knew that the donkey was for Jesus, they did not prevent his path in jubilationstudents. They gave Him the donkey, and even He solemnly entered Jerusalem. The news of the children shouted praises resurrection of Lazarus already got ahead and thousands of people went to HimBethany to meet him.  
==Biblical references==
*[[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 21:1-11

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