Palm Sunday (Christian, Orthodox)
As Jesus made his entry into Jerusalem, the crowds lined his path with palm fronds. In churches today, observances include the blessing and distribution of Palm leaves to their congregants.
TodayÂ is also the beginning of Holy Week, the countdown to Christ’s crucifixion and hisÂ resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Note: This years extra palm leaves will be used for the ashes onÂ Ash Wednesday 2008.
Image usedÂ with permission: Jeff Miller / The Curt Jester