the week he was to die,
riding on a donkey,
riding strong and high.
palms in hand they sing:
"Hosanna, Son of David,
"Hosanna to our king."
Sunday April 9, 2006 - Palm Sunday
Holy Week or Passion Week -- so called because it is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday in which the Christians commemorates Jesus Christ's suffering, death on the cross, and resurrection on the third day.
The beginning of Christian Holy Week (also know as Passion Week)
Jesus enters Jerusalem riding a donkey rather than a horse which signifies the peacefull nature of his entry. People are expecting a king and surrender themselves to his authority by taking their cloaks off and laying it on the ground. The Palm branches signify the expectation of a military victory of their king over the occupying Romans. Jesus is entering Jerusalem to bring Peace and forgiveness to the world by taking the sin of the world upon Himself - a Spiritual King. People are seeking a worldly and physical king.