Palm Sunday (Ծաղկազարդ)

Palm Sunday (Ծաղկազարդ)

Palm Sunday marks Christ’s triumphant entry into
Jerusalem. When Jesus entered Jerusalem “they took
palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the
Lord!” Blessed is the King of Israel!” (John 12:13).

Palm Sunday is referred to as Advent, in reference to
Christ’s coming as the Messiah to Jerusalem and to His
Passion. For that reason, it is connected with Christ’s
Second or Final Coming and is celebrated in the
Armenian Church in the evening with the special
“Opening of the Doors” (Դռնբացէք) ritual; a
foreshadowing of the Second Coming of Christ, the End
of Days and the Last Judgment.

On Palm Sunday in the Armenian Churches, there is also
a special service of blessing for the children. The Lord
Jesus Christ said “Let the little children come to me, and
do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to
such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone, who will not
receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never
enter it.” (Mark 10.13-16). Both rites will be celebrated
immediately after the Divine Liturgy.




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Date(s) - 24th March 2024
11:00 am - 1:45 pm

St. Yeghiche Armenian Church

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