The faithful filling their churches Sunday for Palm Sunday.
The day is known as the kick off to Holy Week, which of course means lent is coming to an end and Easter is almost here. Those in mass today each received a palm and some may use it to create crosses or keep on the mantel in their house, but regardless of how people use it, the meaning behind it is universal.
The belief and tradition behind the palm is that is was waved at the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem; now those in the church prepare for a full week of events.
“It’s a busy week, but I enjoy it very much because the liturgies themselves are very beautiful and if you attend them and just allow them to speak to you. You can really get caught up in them and realize God’s great love for us and what he’s willing to sacrifice, ” said Lawrence T. Persico, Bishop of Erie,
Some other big events included in holy week are Holy Thursday, Good Friday and of course Easter