1000’s of Christian pilgrims have participated in Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem at first of the Holy Week
JERUSALEM — 1000’s of Christian pilgrims participated in Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem at first of the Holy Week.
Worshipers carried palm fronds and olive branches and marched from the highest of the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem’s historic Previous Metropolis, dwelling to holy websites of the three Abrahamic monotheistic faiths.
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa and different Catholic clergy took half within the conventional procession, and handed out palm fronds to believers earlier than main them in a procession contained in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the place custom holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and is the beginning of the church’s most solemn week, which incorporates the Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus’ crucifixion and loss of life and his resurrection on Easter.
The procession made its means from the Mount of Olives previous the Backyard of Gethsemane the place, in keeping with biblical custom, Jesus was betrayed, then lastly into the alleyways of the Previous Metropolis.