Palm Sunday

Palm Easter Celebrations at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/4/18 On Sunday, April 1 2018, we celebrated Palm Easter, remembering when our Lord entered Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that our Lord send two of His disciples to a village to acquire a donkey and its colt. So He entered the city of Jerusalem […]

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Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 2/4/18 The week following the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt is called Palm or Branch Week. At the Tuesday services of this week the Church recalls that Jesus’ friend Lazarus has died and that the Lord is going to raise him from the dead (Jn 11). As the days continue […]

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Palm Sunday from the Lady of Girdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/18 On the occasion of Palm Sunday, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Lady of the Girdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Metropolitan of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs. Priests, monks, deacons and the choir […]

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Assyrian Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday Worldwide

March 29, 2018 Featured
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Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – 29/3/18 The Sunday of the Hosannas (Palm Sunday) has been celebrated by parishes and faithful of the Assyrian Church of the East around the world. Here we publish a selection of photographs from the processions and services held from as far afield as Baghdad to Bangalore […]

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Palm Sunday celebrations mark revival of life in Qaraqosh

March 27, 2018 Featured
The Palm Sunday celebrations saw thousands of Christians take to the streets of Qaraqosh (World Watch Monitor)

Wordlwatchmonitor  – 27/3/18 For many Christian families in Qaraqosh, this Easter is particularly special, as they will be celebrating it at home for the first time since fleeing the city in 2014. The city, located in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, was occupied by the Islamic State group for over three years before its liberation in […]

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Six Militants Detained in Egypt Over Plotting Attacks on Christian Churches

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/6/17 A total of six terrorists, who planned to conduct attacks on Christian churches in Egypt, were detained, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the attacks were set to take place, in particular, during Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Attacks […]

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The Palm Sunday massacre targeted Pope Tawadros II – why the media silence?

April 13, 2017 Featured
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Archbishopcranmer – 12/4/17 If a suicide bomber had detonated himself in a pew at St Peter’s Basilica while the Pope of Rome was presiding over the liturgy, the world’s media would be talking about an assassination attempt on the life of Francis, which it surely would have been. When a bomb or a bullet gets […]

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Egyptians Commemorate the Victims of Terror Attacks on Churches

April 10, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 10/4/17 Funerals held for victims of Tanta, Alexandria attacks A series of powerful explosions occurred in Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria on Palm Sunday, leaving dozens killed and injured. The internationally condemned terrorist group Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Source:

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BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS OFFICIATES PALM SUNDAY AND THE BEGINNING OF HOLY WEEK IN ST PAUL/MINNEASPOLIS

April 10, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 10/4/17 GREEK ORTHODOX REGIONAL HIERARCH TO VISITS ST GEORGE AND ST MARY’S GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHES MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, visited St. George Greek Orthodox Church in St Paul and St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis on Sunday, April […]

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Timetable for Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Easter at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

April 9, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 9/4/17 Timetable for Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Easter at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Source:

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Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

April 9, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 9/4/17 Palm Sunday is the celebration of the triumphant entrance of Christ into the royal city of Jerusalem. He rode on a colt for which He Himself had sent, and He permitted the people to hail Him publicly as a king. A large crowd met Him in a manner befitting royalty, […]

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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR THE DURATION OF THE HOLY WEEK AT THE ALL-HOLY CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

April 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – April 2016 From the 11th/23rd of April to the 18th/1st of May 2016 Saturday of Lazarus: Patriarchal Vespers: 3:00 pm. * Palm Sunday: Patriarchal Divine Liturgy: 8:00 am. * The Bridegroom [Nymphios] Service: 6:15 pm. * Holy Monday: Service of the Presanctified Gifts on the Horrendous Golgotha: 9:00 am. The Bridegroom [Nymphios] Service: […]

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PALM SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 26, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – April 2016 On Sunday, the 11th/24th of April 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphant entry of Jesus to the city of Jerusalem, when the Jews spread their clothes and palm branches on the road, welcoming the Lord and shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed […]

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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR THE DURATION OF THE HOLY WEEK AT THE MONASTIC CHURCH OF STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN

April 24, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – April 2016 From the 11th/24th of April to the 19th/2nd of May 2016 The following time schedule corresponds to the current local time in Greece which is the same as the current local time in Israel. Palm Sunday: Matins and Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom: 5:00 am. Vespers: 3.30 pm. The […]

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Sermon by Hieromonk Methodius (Yogel) on Palm Sunday

April 23, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- 23/4/16 He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. Jerusalem is abuzz… Jerusalem trembles with joyous excitement… So close is the dawn of her […]

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Palm Sunday to be Celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 18, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2016 This year, on Sunday 20 March, the Holy Apostolic Church will celebrate the Feast of Palm Sunday, which commemorates the triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Palm Sunday is also […]

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Palm Sunday Pilgrimage in Bucharest – 2015

April 9, 2015 Featured News

On 4 April 2015, thousands of faithful and 750 priests participated in the traditional Palm Sunday pilgrimage unfolded in Bucharest. Blessing of the willow branches and beginning of the pilgrimage The pilgrimage began at Radu Voda Monastery, after the Vesper service celebrated at 14.30 hours in the church monastery of Bucharest founded by prince Radu. […]

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PALM SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 8, 2015 Featured News

On Palm Sunday, the 23rd of May/5th of April 2015, the Patriarchate commemorated the triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ to Jerusalem, when the children of the Jews had welcomed him by spreading their coats in the road, shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of […]

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Sermon by Hieromonk Methodius (Yogel) on Palm Sunday

April 5, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. Jerusalem is abuzz… Jerusalem trembles with joyous excitement… So close is the dawn of her rising up, her resurrection in the brilliance of her former glory. The righteous soul of […]

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Synaxarion for Lazarus Saturday

April 5, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 On this day, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the fourth-day raising from the dead of Lazarus, the righteous friend of Christ. Lazarus[1] was a Hebrew, of the sect of the Pharisees and, as far as is known, he was the son of Simon the Pharisee, who dwelt in the village of […]

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Children Animated St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral on Palm Sunday

April 4, 2015 Featured News

30 March 2015. On Palm Sunday over a thousand children holding palm leaves and candles, accompanied by their parents, came to celebrate Palm Sunday and join the procession. In his sermon, His Holiness Aram I reminded the faithful that Palm Sunday this year means not only the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, but also […]

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