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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 - Divine Liturgy with Procession - 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 Sundayon Palm Sundaymorning
Vespers
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
of Great
and Holy
Monday
on
Palm Sunday
afternoon
Matins
Bridegroom Service
of Great
and Holy
Monday
on
Palm Sunday
evening

Holy. Holy. Holy. Lord of Sabaot. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Quddooson. Qudooson. Qudooson. Rabb us-Sabaot. As-sama wal-ardu mamloo-atani min majdik. Usha'na feel-a' alee. Mubarakon il-atee bism-ir-Rab. Usha'na feel a'alee.
Agios. Agios. Agios. Kyrios Savaot. Pleeris o ouranos keh he ghee tees doxis sou. Hosanna en dees hypseestis. Evloghimenos o erkhomenos en onomati Kyriou. Hosanna o en dees hypseestis.

Holy. Holy. Holy. / Quddooson (Qudooson). Qudooson. Qudooson / Agios. Agios. Agios. is said repeatively during the Divine Liturgy and its procession.

On the Great Feast of 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 intoJerusalem. We celebrate that Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the Messiah by the readings and by a procession.

The Divine LliturgyThe Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is celebrated.

Antiphon Prayer

Book of the Holy and Divine Liturgies, official Arabic edition, 2006, p. 448
(Said at the end of the Eireneka or Great Petitions)
Celebrant:
O Christ God, You prefigured for us your glorious Resurrection when You raised your friend Lazarus from the tomb. Wherefore, we your beloved people, offer You praise with pure mouths, praying You to make us worthy participants in your Holy Passion and your glorious Resurrection.
For it belongs to You to have mercy on us, O Christ our God, and to You we render glory, thanksgiving and worship, and to your Eternal Father and your All-holy, Good and Life-giving Spirit, now and always and for ever and ever.
People: Amen

Antiphons

Byzantine Daily Worship, Bishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1969, p. 818 and Prayer Book, Arabic: Archbishop N. Edelby of Aleppo, 1962, p. 581
OneAntiphon is from Palsm 117
0 Son of God who rode up-on a donkey's foal, save us who sign to you: Alleluia.
Khallisna Yabnallah, Ya Man rakiba ala afwin, nahnu muranneemeena Laka, halleloueya.

Entrance Hymn

Book of the Holy and Divine Liturgies, official Arabic edition, 2006, p. 452
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
The Lord is God and He has appeared to us.
O Son of God, Who entered Jerusalem in great Glory, save us…

Troparion Hymns

Byzantine Daily Worship, Bishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1969, p. 816 and Prayer Book, Arabic: Archbishop N. Edelby of Aleppo, 1962, p. 577

First Troparion (TONE 1) (twice)
O Christ God, when You raised Lazarus from the dead before the time of your Passion, You confirmed the future resurrection of all. We too, like the children of old, carry before You the symbols of victory and cry out to You, O Conqueror of Death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!"

Second Troparion of the Feast (TONE 4) (once)
O Christ our God, we have been buried with You in Baptism: wherefore we merited eternal life through your Resurrection. We cry out to You, singing a hymn of praise: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Kontakion Hymn (TONE 6)

Byzantine Daily Worship, Bishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1969, p. 816 and Prayer Book, Arabic: Archbishop N. Edelby of Aleppo, 1962, p. 577
O Christ God, enthroned in Heaven and on earth riding an ass, You have accepted the praise of the angels and the hymns of the children who were crying out to You: "Blessed are You who come to restore Adam."

Trisagion

Trisagion: Holy God...

Apostolos

Philippians 4:4-9
Epistle Book, English (Apostolos): Archbishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1980, p. 368 and Epistle Book, Arabic: Paulist Fathers, Harissa, 1967, p. 419

Gospel

Gospel Book, English: Archbishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1978 and Gospel Book, Arabic: Paulist Fathers, Harissa, 1988
The Glorious Entry into Jerusalem
John 12:1-18. 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!"
According to tradition, many children were in the crowd. This is why we have the custom of making this day a special one for the children.

Branches Blessed

Blessing of Palm and Olive Branches.
According to the liturgical books, the olive and palm branches should be blessed at Orthros. Orthos is the Morning Prayer that is properly celebrated before the Divine Liturgy.
In some parish churches, the the olive and palm branches are blessed after the Gospel.

Hirmos (TONE 4)

Byzantine Daily Worship, Bishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1969, p. 820 and Prayer Book, Arabic: Archbishop N. Edelby of Aleppo, 1962, p. 588
The Lord is God and He has appeared to us. Therefore let us celebrate and sing for joy. Come, let us glorify Christ, and with palms and branches, sing to Him canticles of praise : " Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord : our Saviour!"

Kinonikon

Ps. 117 : 26, 27
Byzantine Daily Worship, Bishop Joseph Raya, Alleluia Press, 1969, p. 820 and Prayer Book, Arabic: Archbishop N. Edelby of Aleppo, 1962, p. 588
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. The Lord is God and He has appeared to us.

Post-Communion Hymn

Troparion of the Feast

Apolysis

Book of the Holy and Divine Liturgies, official Arabic edition, 2006, p. 454
…Who entered Jerusalem in great Glory…

Branches Blessed

Blessing of Palm and Olive Branches.
According to the liturgical books, the olive and palm branches should be blessed at Orthros. Orthos is the Morning Prayer that is properly celebrated before the Divine Liturgy.
In some parish churches, the the olive and palm branches are blessed after the Divine Lliturgy.

Procession

On 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 , the people reenact reenact the procession mentioned in the Gospel. The Procession is held after the prayer before the Ambon. The people carry the olive branches, palm branches, and specially decorated candles. We sing the Great Doxology with the following between the verses.

Hosanna in the highest, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
or
Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to the King who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hoshanna fil'alee, mubarakun il atee bismir Rub. Hoshanna Ibn-Daood, mubarakun il atee bismir Rub.

This reenactment procession began during the fourth century where the glorious entrance into Jerusalem had occurred. There was a public reading of the Gospel in which Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is hailed as the King of Israel. Then, a bishop riding an ass and surrounded by many people carrying palms and singing hymns went to the Church of the Resurrection. Eventually, this procession spread to all Eastern Churches and it was adopted by the Latin Cathollic Church in 1039.

Feasting

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 - Divine Liturgy is a time of feasting, not fasting.

Meditations

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

Images

Images of Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

Traditions

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

Papers

Two Resurrections?? Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

 

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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Liturgical Cycle
Calendar 2001 / 2002 Liturgical Cycle

Great Feast Days

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