Palm Sunday Church Services
Sunday, 3/25/18, 9:00am
Holy Trinity Armenian Church
145 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week,
the Last Week of Christ's Life on Earth
Morning Services, 9:00 a.m.
Services of Turnpatzek, Sunday School Students, 10:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy, 10:30 a.m.
Palm Sunday commemorates the last and solemn entry of our Lord into the city of Jerusalem, five days prior to his death. It was a triumphant occasion for Jesus and his disciples. The multitude came to welcome him, waving palms and olive branches as symbols of victory and peace, with cries of Hosanna, which is an exclamation of praise reserved for God alone. In memory of this event, our churches are decorated with palms and olive branches on this Sunday.
Following the "Turnpatsek" Service, our Sunday School students, with palms, will lead the Pastor, Deacons, Altar Servers in a processional around the Sanctuary.
Learn more about the Turnpatsek Service from the Diocesan "Bread and Salt Series: Stories from the Armenian Church - Doors of Mercy: What Lies Behind the Door of the Turnpatsek Service."