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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Palm Sundaynoun

    Sunday before Easter

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  1. Palm Sunday

    The Sunday next before Easter; -- so called in commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. The event is commemorated in Christian churches by distribution of blessed palm leaves.

Wiktionary

  1. Palm Sundaynoun

    The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palm Sunday

    the Sunday next before Easter; -- so called in commemoration of our Savior's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way

Freebase

  1. Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday includes a procession of the assembled worshipers carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem. The difficulty of procuring palms in unfavorable climates led to their substitution with branches of native trees, including box, yew, willow, and olive. The Sunday was often designated by the names of these trees, as in Yew Sunday, or by the general term Branch Sunday.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Palm Sunday

    the Sunday before Easter, is so called from its being commemorative of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem; it is observed by the Greek and Roman Churches; in the latter palm branches are blessed by the priest before mass, carried in procession, distributed to the congregation, carried home by them, and kept throughout the year.

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    Read the full text of the Palm Sunday poem by Arthur Symons on the Poetry.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Palm Sunday

    From the palms distributed to the congregation by the Catholic Church in commemoration of Christ’s entry into the city of Jerusalem, when the populace strewed palm branches and leaves in His path.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palm sunday in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palm sunday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of palm sunday in a Sentence

  1. Michael Scott:

    Leading up to the Easter holiday and being about the message of the cross we’re going to see a little kick in the coming weeks as we head towards Palm Sunday.

  2. Michael Scott:

    Leading up to the Easter holiday and being about the message of the cross we're going to see a little kick in the coming weeks as we head towards Palm Sunday.

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