Christians observe Palm Sunday

Christians observe Palm Sunday

Pupils and teachers of Ss Peter and Paul Catholic School at

New Bortianor in the Ga South municipality

Christians all over the world have commemorated Palm Sunday, a day that marked the beginning of the holy week on the Christian calendar. 

Palm Sunday which is celebrated on the 24th March, is very significant in the lives of Christians as it signifies the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

Mr Emmanuel Akpor Sowah with some children [From] Presbyterian Church of Ghana Kpobiman holding palm branchers
Mr Emmanuel Akpor Sowah with some children [From] Presbyterian Church of Ghana Kpobiman holding palm branchers

As part of this year’s Palm Sunday commemoration, members of the St Sylvanus Catholic church, Pokuase, as well as Pupils and teachers of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School at New Bortianor in the Ga South municipality also joined the procession, holding palm branches amidst singing and dancing. 

Members of the St Sylvanus Catholic Church Pokuase marching through the principal streets of Pokuase Photo Lizzy Okai
Members of the St Sylvanus Catholic Church Pokuase marching through the principal streets of Pokuase Photo Lizzy Okai

It has been christened ‘palm Sunday ‘ because according to the bible, the people of Jerusalem placed palm fronds in Jesus’s path while cheering and shouting hosanna.

While celebrating the joy that comes the day, some users recollected memories of how Christ was betrayed.

The honoring of the Palm Sunday also marked the starting of the holy week. The most sacred week of Christian year includes Good Friday, re- enactment of Jesus’ crucifixion story and the belief in his resurrection on Easter.

By Elizabeth Agyeibea Ackon

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