Palm Sunday 2023

About Philip E Jenks

Philip, a synodical deacon in the ELCA Metropolitan New York synod, is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.
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1 Response to Palm Sunday 2023

  1. anfearfaire says:

    Actually, the Triumphal Entry did not occur on a Sunday…it happened on the Sabbath i.e., Saturday. Unfortunately, the traditional Christian denominations do not understand the significance of ‘Shabbat’ HaGadol. This was the day that God commanded the Jewish people (the 10th of Nissan), that each Israelite household (or combination of households) must take pick a lamb to use for a sacrifice on the Passover. Obviously, Jesus was aware that he was exhibiting himself as the “Passover Lamb,” while the folks at that time seem to have been celebrating his raising of Lazarus.
    Unfortunately, the Christian tendency to discard the God given Jewish feasts and establish their own Holidays has done much to place barriers for our Jewish brethren to believe the Jesus as the promised “Messiah.”

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