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

For more Holy Week reflections and resources, see our section here. And for more material dedicated to the pinnacle of the liturgical year, visit our Pascha section.

Listen to Fr. Ted Paraskevopoulos speak on the Feast of Palm Sunday.

Read Fr. Alexander Schmemann's "Liturgical Explanation for the Days of Holy Week."

Listen to the beautiful traditional processional Palm Sunday hymn, "Rejoice, O Bethany!"