Christians worldwide celebrate today a great holiday - the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, called in our Palm Sunday.
Six days before his resurrection, Jesus was greeted at the gates of Jerusalem regally, as jubilant crowd heaped his way with palm branches. He was considered the Son of God, after the previous day came back from the dead Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha.
On today's feast believers have branches in their hands - in Europe olive, laurel, willow, rosemary or stylized palm leaves - and spring flowers.
The religious side of the festival shows that on this day the Christian Church celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before Passover.
PALM SUNDAY 2016 SAYINGS
The gospel says that Christ comes to town, riding a donkey and the believers meet him, and spread out before him his clothes and olive branches. Once raised standing dead four days Lazarus, brother of the sisters Martha and Mary, Jesus went to Jerusalem.
When he approached the city with his accompanying students, he sent two of them to go to the village and its lead tethered at the beginning of the village donkey and her colt, but if someone asked them why they are saying it is needful of God. As understood that ass for Christ, nobody prevented. He rode and so solemnly entered in Jerusalem.
The news of the resurrection of Lazarus already overtaken thousands people went to Bethany to meet him. The people, seeing Jesus Christ the Savior, enthusiastically waving palm branches and threw flowers at his feet.
Pharisees did Christ ordered to ban the people rejoice, of which he replied: "I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones will cry out." The procession continued and the height of the Caribou hill to the temple. Christ expelled gathered in his yard buyers and sellers of various goods and performed many healings of the sick and infirm people.
PALM SUNDAY 2016 GREETINGS IN PICS
PALM SUNDAY 2016 IMAGES WITH GREETINGS