Sunday of Palms

The Son and Word of the Father, like Him without beginning and eternal, has come today to the city of Jerusalem, seated on a dumb beast, on a foal. From fear the cherubim dare not gaze upon Him; yet the children honor Him with palms and branches, and mystically they sing a hymn of praise: ‘Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to the Son of David, who has come to save from error all mankind.’

From Saturday Vespers for Palm Sunday, at the Lity, Tone One. Mother Mary and Archimandrite [now Bishop] Kallistos Ware. The Lenten Triodion. (St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, 2001).

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