PALM SUNDAY – Mark 15:1-47
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
The passion and resurrection stories are central to the church’s proclamation. Yet the next two Sundays are the only times during Year B (Gospel of Mark) that Revised Common Lectionary assigns any texts from Mark’s last three chapters.