Triumph Tinged With Sorrow

Palm Sunday 2019

The sacramental of the palm is a sign of victory and means of grace.  Use it and the liturgy to fight off the devil who tries to separate us from the Mass and its ministers.  Christ planned His triumphant procession into Jerusalem, the Holy City, to proclaim His Kingship clearly.  This was so evident that He was condemned later in the week for being the King of the Jews.  Today is the original feast of Christ the King but because of the note of sorrow the new feast was instituted.  The entire Holy Week is encapsulated in today’s Mass and ceremonies.
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