Western Holy Week Begins

Western Holy Week has begun with Palm Sunday (The Feast of the Entry into Jerusalem) today. The Jewish Passover commences tomorrow (March 25 – concluding on April 2). Holy (Maundy) Thursday is on March 28, Good Friday on March 29, Holy Saturday on May 30, and Easter on March 31. Eastern Orthodox Christians will have to wait until April 5 for Easter (Pascha).
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The great English Palm Sunday hymn, “Ride on! ride on in majesty! Hark! all the tribes Hosanna cry; O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road With palms and scatter’d garments strow’d” can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-qDQSjnzH8 and the lyrics by Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868) can be found at http://www.hymnary.org/text/ride_on_ride_on_in_majesty

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