Thursday, April 1, 2010

Palm weaving

What is Palm Sunday?

On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.
The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him with waving palm branches, and by covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.

The biblical account of Palm Sunday can be found in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19.

I've had several bloggers interested in the palm weaving.

I found a couple of links to show you what can be made with them. The blacksmith is the expert in our house, so I can't give you any instructions.

Check these out:
Catholic Mom, Origami

PS Betsy, It's Palm Sunday, not Psalm!


Stephanie84 said...

Thank you for explaining this one. Didn't even think about the holiday. duh. Guess I need this 3 day weekend more than I thought. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Very nice post!
I used to save my palm until the next year and then put up my new one!

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Deanna said...

The palms are such a reminder of our Lord's sacrifice. I treasure displaying mine from one year to the next. When I have a bit of time, I'm going to check out the palm weaving... maybe next year...