The Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, or, the Palm Sunday, is one of Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Feast is celebrated on the Sunday before Holy Pascha.
Several days before Crucifixion, our Lord Jesus Christ was greeted as Messiah and King of Israel by multitudes on the entry in Jerusalem riding a young donkey. In sign of joy, people laid branches of palms and fig trees, symbols lf victory. Numerous children sang lauds and hosannas. The Sunday Gospel says that the Lord’s disciples did not understand first what was happening, but after the glorification of the Christ, they firmly understood that the Messiah had come not to give political and social freedom to people, but to liberate the humanity from the consequence of sin – death.
This Christian Feast was celebrated with much spiritual joy by the church-goers arrived in the square in front of the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral, to participate in the Divine Liturgy officiated by Metropolitan Vladimir and the cathedral clergy.
After the service, the church-goers were congratulated and listened to a message of spiritual guidance and advice for the coming week that reminds to the world about the passions of the Christ.
Liturgical responses at the service were provided by the Cathedral Choir directed by Angela Angheni.
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