*** *** *** Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. The townspeople welcomed Jesus by placing palms and tree branches on the road in front of him, a customary practice reserved for people of great honor and respect.

~ “Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out: ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!'” (Mk 11:8-10)