This Sunday, April 2, is Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week. The Church is joyful after forty days of repentance. Christ is coming to Jerusalem. He is coming in the name of the Lord in fulfillment of the prophecy (Zechariah 9:9-16).
Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and adorn your bridal chamber, O Sion, for behold your King Christ, seated on the new colt, shows meekness and comes to enter into your chamber. And we cry aloud, Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, who has great mercy. (From the Introit of Palm Sunday)