Palm Sunday

At a solemn Palm Sunday service, the pope urged young people to not allow older generations to silence their voices.
VATICAN CITY, April 9 (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass
Growing up, I learned to deny and ignore the negative and broken, but each time I manage to walk through struggle or grief as opposed to trying to go around it, I feel this deep release, like the fullness of God's love in my exposed brokenness.
On that Sunday the stories of a coming savior swept through the crowd. Could this finally be the promised one? Could he overthrow the bad guys? Could he restore our nation?
They thought Jesus was seen in the pizza parlor in Indiana this week; martyred for religious freedom, as a store was "forced" to close after speaking words of hate in the guise of freedom.
As many celebrate Holy Week which culminates with Easter Sunday, spiritual sentiments abound. Whether you celebrate Christ or bunnies, this is prime time for Christian religious expression and celebration.
The quest for the true cross of Jesus can never be limited to the touching of a piece of wood or an archaeological marker. Rather, it is a reality that can only be appropriated personally -- an invitation of faith rather than a fostering of proof.
Scroll through to see Eric Armusik's creative depictions of the stations of the cross, inspired by the yoga movements of
Many Christians tend to glorify Jesus' death, as if somehow Jesus suffered in ways no one else does. Jesus' death does not distinguish him from the rest of humanity so much as it unites us with him. If we begin to argue that Jesus' death was somehow unique, we embarrass ourselves.
Adapted from Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti. Copyright © 2014 by Adyashanti
When the Judas' of your life betray you, showing up in the middle of the night with a "no knock" warrant, turning peace into chaos, know that Jesus is awake.
On Good Friday, if you can't say it in front of the rabbi, don't say it at all. But don't assume you have to water it down either. Because if we can not respect each other's uniqueness and difference in public worship, how will we ever go deep enough to get to the really important questions that clergy desperately want to ask?
#PopeFrancisFTW. Last August, for example, the head of the Catholic Church broke the Internet after taking this epic selfie
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Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday; a day that commemorates when Jesus entered
For Christians, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the final week of Lent and the events leading up to the crucifixion of
By the time Jesus got to the outskirts of Jerusalem, the Jewish leaders -- the priests, the Pharisees, the Sanhedrin -- were concerned about the large number of people who apparently had joined up with him. Was Jesus about to launch a campaign to anoint himself as the expected Messiah?
Many Christians focus on Jesus as a triumphant figure. We crave a powerful Jesus who can come into our lives and make a triumphal mark.
On Sunday, shouts of "Hosanna" will ring in city parks and street corners, in church courtyards and city squares. Pastors will shout in the crisp morning air as they read from the day's gospel passage Matthew 21:1-11.
Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?