Palm Sunday + The Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ Into Jerusalem
O Christ God, when before thy voluntary sufferings Thou didst explain to all the confirmation of universal resurrection; Thou didst raise Lazarus in Bethany by thine exalted might, after he had been dead for four days. And to the blind Thou didst give sight; for Thou art the Giver of light, O Savior. Thou didst also enter the city with thy Disciples, sitting on an ass, fulfilling the preaching of the Prophets, as though riding upon the cherubim, and the Hebrew youths received Thee with palms and branches. Wherefore, we also carry olive branches and palms, crying out to Thee in gratitude, Hosanna in the highest, blessed is he that cometh In the Name of the Lord.
Orthros of the Feast
The Patriarchate of Antioch announced on Lazarus Saturday via their Facebook page: "This year, Sunday of Palms will be an attitude of solidarity for the release of the kidnapped. His Beatitude, John X, will pray this Sunday in the Monastery of Balamand. All Antiochian parishes will commemorate this Sunday with the same atmosphere."