Holy Week begins with exhortation to ‘connect with Jesus’ Passion’
Thousands of Catholics come from all over the world flocked to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to take part in this year’s Palm Sunday procession, which commemorates the arrival of Jesus to the holy city of Jerusalem.
With palm fronds and olive branches in hand, approximately 15,000 pilgrims gathered at the sanctuary of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives to begin their journey by foot to towards the Old City of Jerusalem.
The procession was attended by worshipers from all over the world with large groups hailing from the United States Poland, Germany, and the Philippines. Flags from dozens of countries were seen waving in the wind together with music, dance, and prayer during the procession.
The pilgrimage didn’t end when they entered the Church of Saint Anne in the Old City, as the jubilant singing and dancing carried on until sunset.