On Palm Sunday, the crowds in Jerusalem welcomed Jesus as their messiah, the one sent to free them from bondage and oppression. Over the next few days, it became clear that Jesus posed a serious threat to the Jewish and Roman authorities. Only days after his entry into Jerusalem, Jesus would be betrayed, tortured, and hung to die a traitor’s death. Our commemoration of Palm Sunday begins in the joy of triumphal procession but quickly stops short at the foot of the cross, where we remember the painful cost of new life.
Begin your Holy Week pilgrimage with Palm Sunday worship at 8 a.m. (beginning under the porte-cochere) or 10:15 a.m. (beginning in the HJ’s parking lot.) In the case of inclement weather, the Palm Sunday processions will begin in the Jewell Room.