26 March 2018
VARIOUS churches on Sunday marched in the capital, palms in their hands, in preparation for the Easter Holidays.
Palm Sunday, which falls on the last Sunday before Easter, is recognised by Christians as they mark the beginning of the journey to the Cross where Jesus Christ was crucified.
The event commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Denominations such as the Catholics, Presbyterian, Methodist and Anglican celebrate Palm Sunday as they recall Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
In an interview with H-Metro during the procession, Reverend Lawrence Nyarumwe of the Anglican Church said:
“Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the holy week, which is the last week of Lent, in which we celebrate the life and death of Jesus Christ.
“As Anglicans, this day is significant to us because, we march singing and celebrating in preparation of the way of the cross.”
Rev Nyarumwe said that after Palm Sunday, Christians start preparing for the Holy Week, when Jesus Christ was tried under Herod Antipas and Pontius Pilate leading to his cruxification on the cross and his resurrection on the third day.