The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates Palm Sunday

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emory & Henry College wants to wish our Christian community and other practicing religious faiths and cultures a Blessed Palm Sunday! Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

This was a joyful and special occasion for his followers. Although this event is full of joy, Palm Sunday took place towards the end of his days on Earth. Many Palm Sunday services will highlight and celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. In most Christian churches, Palm Sunday is celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches (or the branches of other native trees), representing the palm branches which the crowd scattered in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem. We support our Christian sisters and brothers and other faiths around the world who celebrate and commemorate Palm Sunday. 

Please enjoy this Palm Sunday Prayer from the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church:

Help us fight the good fight 
https://www.holston.org/story/prayer-2-help-us-fight-the-good-figt-15184850?fbclid=IwAR3HRdibgJjSz2PC1TazyBLPC-q_1J0kQ8JbFVmg0rXNkWRjFScFB2XqU04

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