Palm Sunday 9:30 A.M.

Palm SundayThe preparatory time of Lent culminates in Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday.  The palm procession, which recalls Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, dates to the practice of Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem in the fourth century.  The use of palms, however, can be found in Jesus’ own lifetime, when they were used as symbol of hope, life, and victory.  The palm fronds that worshippers receive are taken home and placed behind a picture of Jesus or similar Christian art.  The palms are returned next Transfiguration Sunday and are used to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.