Holy Week begins with an observance of the events that brought Jesus into Jerusalem, called his Triumphal Entry. Those who call this day “Palm Sunday” tend to focus on Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to the shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. Those who prefer to call it “Passion Sunday” focus on the suffering of Jesus, becoming more intense with his rejection on this Sunday and ending at the cross on Friday. However one may observe this day, the irony must not be missed – of shouts of “Hosanna” from the crowd quickly turning to shouts of “Crucify Him”. This day begins a dramatic reenactment of the drama of redemption.
Some possible Psalms to use on Palm Sunday: