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Jesus Christ's triumphal entrance into JerusalemGreat Feast of The Triumphal Entry of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday -Shaneeneh - Transition Period Second Day (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1)

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Pascha
Cycle
Great
Lent
Transi-
tion
Period
Lazarus
Sat.
Triumphal
Entry
of
Jesus
Christ
into
Jerusalem
Palm
Sun.
Shanee-
neh
Divine
Liturgy
of
Palm
Sun.
Sha-
nee-
neh
with
Pro-
cess-
ion
Divine
Liurgy
Chang-
able
Prayers
Bless
Palm
Olive
Branch
Vespers
of
Great
Holy
Mon.
Matins
of
Great
Holy
Mon.

 

Feast of Feasts and Great Feasts
FeastEvent
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Significance
of Event
CelebrateApostolosGospelDateClass
Holy and
Glorious
Palm Sun.
Shaneeneh
Jesus
Christ's

triumphal
entrance
into
Jerusalem.
Children
throwing
garments
into
Jesus
Christ's
path,
pulling down
branches
from olive
and palm
trees,
putting them
in the
road,
and
waving them
in air,
shouting
"Hosanna!
Blessed is
He
who
comes
in the
name
of the Lord!"
Jesus
Christ's
people
hailing Him
as Messiah.
Jesus
Christ
is
Messiah.
Phil.
4:4-9
John
12:1-18
7
days
before
Pascha
Great
Feast
Class
1

 

Great and Holy Week or Pascha Cycle
Liturgical
Service
of what
Liturgical
Day
Held on
what
Calendar
Day
Time
held
Divine Liturgyof Palm Sunday
Shaneeneh
on Palm Sunday
Shaneeneh
morning
Vespers
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
of Great
and Holy
Monday
on
Palm Sunday
Shaneeneh
afternoon
Matins
Bridegroom Service
of Great
and Holy
Monday
on
Palm Sunday
Shaneeneh
evening

 

Transition Period
NameDay of
Transition
Day before
Pascha
ApostolosGospel
Lazarus Saturday1st Day9th Day
2d Saturday
Heb.
12:28-13:8
Jn.
11:1-45
Palm Sunday
Shaneeneh
2d Day8th Day
1st Sunday
Phil.
4:4-9
Jn.
12:1-18.

On the Great Feast of The Triumphal Entry of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday -Shaneeneh, we commemorate Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.

At that time, in the enthusiasm over Lazarus return to life, many people gathered along the road as Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ came with his disciples. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ rode an ass (donkey). Many people escorted Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ into Jerusalem proclaiming Him as King of Israel. Children threw their garments into Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's path and pulled down branches from the olive and palm trees and put them in the road and waved them in the air, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's came to Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish Feast of Passover.

Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week

The Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week is

The transition period is a time of celebration:

The Transition Period is a time of feasting, not fasting.

Pascha Cycle

Great Feast of The Triumphal Entry of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday -Shaneeneh is within the Pascha Cycle.Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday -- Shaneeneh is between Lazarus Saturday and Great and Holy Monday. Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday is seven days before Holy and Glorious Pascha.

How to determine when Great Feast of Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday--Shaneeneh occurs

Great Lent is Forty Days.   A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Date for Patriarch / Batriyark, Faithful in Orthodox Dominated Countries, and Faithful in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries

Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Date for Patriarch / Batriyark, Faithful in Orthodox Dominated Countries, and Faithful in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries for the years 2000-2010.

Meditations

The Icon of the Entrance into Jerusalem, A Meditation by Mary Grace Ritchey, Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

Papers

Two Resurrections?? Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

More Information

Palm Sunday Glorious Entry of Our Lord to Jerusalem Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Mobile Feasts of Our Lord

Ikon

Palm Sunday Glorious Entry of Our Lord to Jerusalem Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Mobile Feasts of Our Lord

Traditions

Traditions of Great Lent and Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

Images

Images of Palm Sunday Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)
Images of Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)

 

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's Feast of Feasts and Great Feasts
FeastEvent
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Significance
of Event
CelebrateApostolosGospelDateClass
Annun-
ciation
of
Theotokos
Ever
Virgin Mary
Jesus
Christ's

conception
in
human
form
Incar-
nation.
Future
Theotokos'
accepting
Holy God's will
saying yes
to Holy God.
Holy God
becomes
human
Incar-
nation.
Beginning
of process
of our
redemption.
Heb.
2:11-18
Lk.
1:24-38
25
March
Great
Feast
Class
2
Nativity
According
to Flesh
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

birth
in
human
form.
Jesus
Christ
being born
in human
form.
Messiah
is born.
Jesus
Christ's
birthday.
Gal.
4:4-7
Mt.
2:1-12
25
Dec.
Great
Feast
Class
1
Circum-
cision
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

Naming
and
Circum-
cision.
Jesus
Christ
submitted
to
Mosaic
Law.
Jesus
Christ
is
named
Jesus
Christ's
Naming
and
Circum-
cision.
Col.
2:8-12
Lk.
2:20-21,
40-52
1
Jan.
Feast
Class
3
ºHoly
Hypapanty
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ

ºPurifi-
cation
of
Theotokos
ºJesus
Christ's

presen-
tation
at Temple.


ºTheotokos'
purification.
Theotokos
bringing
Jesus
Christ
to Temple
at prescribed
time
for prescribed
rituals.
Messiah's
first
meeting
with
His
people.
A step
in process
of our
redemption.
Heb.
7:7-17
Lk.
2:22-40
2
Feb.
Great
Feast
Class
2
Holy
Theophany
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

baptism
Holy
Prophet
and
Glorious
Fore-
runner
John Baptist

baptizing
Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
in
River
Jordan.
ºAs an
adult,
Jesus
Christ
shows
His
people
that He
is Holy God
(manifestation
Jesus
Christ
to the world).

ºHoly God
shows
His
people
that Holy God
is a
Holy Trinity.
ºJesus
Christ
is Holy God.

ºHoly God
is a
Holy
Trinity
Tim.
2:11-14,
3:4-7
Mt.
3:13-17
6
Jan.
Great
Feast
Class
1
Transfig-
uration
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

transfig-
uration
Jesus
Christ
showing
His
disciples
"...as
much of
His glory
as they
could
behold...".
Jesus
Christ
is both
fully
Holy God
and
fully man.
ºReve-
lation
of glory
of
Holy God

ºConfir-
mation
of two
natures
of
Jesus
Christ
both
fully
Holy God
and
fully
human.
2
Pet.
1:10-19
Mt.
17:1-9
6
Aug.
Great
Feast
Class
1
Triumphal
Entry
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ into
Jerusalem
Holy and
Glorious
Palm Sun.
Shaneeneh
Jesus
Christ's

triumphal
entrance
into
Jerusalem.
Children
throwing
garments
into
Jesus
Christ's
path,
pulling down
branches
from olive
and palm
trees,
putting them
in the
road,
and
waving them
in air,
shouting
"Hosanna!
Blessed is
He
who
comes
in the
name
of the Lord!"
Jesus
Christ's
people
hailing Him
as Messiah.
Jesus
Christ
is
Messiah.
Phil.
4:4-9
John
12:1-18
7
days
before
Pascha
Great
Feast
Class
1
Great and
Holy Friday
Jesus
Christ's

death
in
human form
on
Holy Cross
Jesus
Christ
dies on
Holy Cross
Holy God
redeems
our souls.
We have
possi-
bility
of
"eternal
life".
1
Cor.
1:18-24
John
5:48-55
2
days
before
Pascha
Great
Holy
Fri.
Holy and
Glorious
Pascha
Jesus
Christ's

resurrection
in
human form
Jesus
Christ
rising
from dead
and giving
"eternal
life"
to good.
ºJesus
Christ
is Holy God.

ºOpening
possi-
bility
of
"eternal
life"
ºJesus
Christ's
victory
over
death.

ºWe have
possi-
bility
of
"eternal
life".
Acts
1:1-9
John
1:1-17
1st
Sun.
after
1st
full
moon
after
03/20
Ear-
liest
is
03/22
latest
is
04/25.
Feasts
of
Feasts
Ascension
into Heaven
of Our Lord,
God
Savior,
Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ's

ascension
in
human form
into heaven.
Jesus
Christ
going
to heaven.
Jesus
Christ
is Holy God.
Jesus
Christ's
victory
over
death.
Acts
1:1-12
Lk.
24:36-53
40th
day
of
Pascha
Great
Feast
Class
1
Exaltation
of Precious
and
Lifegiving
Holy Cross
Jesus
Christ's

Holy Cross
is found.
ºSt Helena
finding
Holy Cross

ºRecovering
Holy Cross
from
Persians,
returning
It to
Jerusalem,
and
raising
It up
(exalting).
Holy Cross
is a sign
of glory
and victory.
Jesus
Christ's
victory
over death.
1
Cor.
1:18-24
John
19:6-11,
13-20,
25-28a,
30-35a
14
Sept.
Great
Feast
Class
1

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