Holy Week, the most solemn and intense period of worship in the Christian faith, begins with Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (the full name), the Sunday before Easter. In spite of the spiritual gravity of Holy Week, it begins with joy. The Church celebrates Jesus' triumphal entry into
Jerusalem and the Church begins her
commemorative pilgrimage with her Lord on His way to Calvary.
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The event is mentioned in all four Gospels. (Mark 11:1–11, Matt 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, John 12:12–19). This entry into Jerusalem is seen as the prophetic fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9-10:
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of
: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee,
the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the
foal of an ass. And I will destroy the chariot out of Ephraim, and the horse out
of Jerusalem, and the bow for war shall be broken: and he shall speak peace to
the Gentiles, and his power shall be from sea to sea, and from the rivers even
to the end of the earth. Jerusalem
"It is a fact that an age waxes or wanes
in proportion to the worship of the divine Eucharist.
It is there that is found the life and the measure
of its faith, its charity, and its vitality.
May the reign of the Eucharist
come about more and more.
For too long impiety and ingratitude
have been allowed to hold sway over the world!
Adveniat regnum tuum. Thy Kingdom come."
St. Peter Julian Eymard
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