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What is Palm Sunday all about?

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The Holy Week in Christianity starts with Palm Sunday, which reflects the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem. Within the week he met with his disciples for the Last Supper, was arrested, crucified and then rose from the dead a week later, on Easter Sunday. Everything that happened before in Jesus’ life and his ministry comes to its peak in these days, and it is therefore the most special time for observant Christians. It is the final week of Lent – the 40 day fast that some Christians follow. This fast is traditionally broken on Holy Saturday. The many denominations differ on certain dates, most notably the Orthodox Church sees the Holy Week taking place in April – which is a point due to historic calendar differences. The key dates and sequence of events are pretty much undisputed. Context in the …

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