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Living Our Faith: Palm Sunday


The Palm Sunday cry, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,”

A boy portraying Jesus rides a wooden donkey in the procession during Palm Sunday Mass at Sts. Philip and James Church in St. James, N.Y. Although Jesus would have traveled to Jerusalem many times throughout his life, Mark’s Gospel details only one journey to highlight Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city as messiah-king, and to emphasize the events that lead up to and culminate in his death and resurrection. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 

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During Holy Week, we relive and review our personal walk with Christ. 
Mark’s Gospel is oriented toward the death and resurrection of Jesus, and this climax begins with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.