Church of England Diocese of Manchester Saint Martin with Saint Francis, Wythenshawe

Commemoration of Our Lord's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Palm Sunday celebrates two seemingly different stories. We usually begin our service with the commemoration of Jesus’ triumphant journey to Jerusalem where he is greeted by shouts and songs of acclamation and joy. Everything seems to be going well. Jesus is hailed as a King and people wave palm branches to show their honour for him. By the time we reach the Gospel, however, we hear the Passion of Jesus Christ, recalling the events leading up to his crucifixion and death on the cross. It may seem strange that these two extremes are celebrated on Palm Sunday, but that is the reality of the Paschal Mystery. There is only one story. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are all connected; it is impossible to separate them as isolated events.

This video records the first part of the story, the commemoration of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

This video with premiere on YouTube at 10.00am on Sunday https://youtu.be/KwYuuzHm8Mw