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Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, the bittersweet day when Jesus is greeted with enthusiastic cries of ‘Hosanna!’ as He enters Jerusalem riding on a humble donkey, indicating that He came in peace, not in combat against the Romans.

However, before that, he performed His last earthly miracle, that of raising His good friend Lazarus — brother of Martha and Mary — from the dead.

For this reason, the Saturday before Palm Sunday is known in some Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions as Lazarus Saturday.

Palm Sunday has a very joyous yet troubling dynamic about it as Good Friday looms ever nearer.

Find out more about the Palm Sunday story and its traditions in these posts:

The greatest reality story of all time begins on Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday and the Jesus watchers

Palm Sunday: Why palms?

Palm Sunday: Why a donkey?

If this is the first time you have received palms (you can make yours look like the one in the photo)

For those commemorating Holy Week, I wish you one full of prayer, Scripture and insight.

I’ll feature more as we move onward to the sorrow of the Crucifixion and to the desolation of Holy Saturday, when all seemed lost to Jesus’s disciples.

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