A-Z: General definitions: Triumphal Entry


The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the Sunday before his death. He rode on a donkey and crowds of people lined the road waving palm branches or laying them on the road before Jesus. The crowds shouted, 'Hosanna' which is an exclamation of praise. The Church celebrates this event each year on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. (See Entry into Jerusalem)

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