Friday, March 18, 2016
The Real Triumphant Entry on Palm Sunday
Did you know that, this weekend, most Christians will be celebrating Palm Sunday, The Celebration of Jesus' Triumphal Entry, into Jerusalem, the week before his death, on the cross? However, the 1st - 4th century church followed the Bible and celebrated it on the 10th of Nisan, the first month of the Jewish religious year. This was the day that the Jewish High Priests prepared and presented the Passover Lambs for inspection, which is "ironically" the first time, Jesus allowed himself to be presented, publicly, as the Messiah, the King. The dates, for Palm And Resurrection Sundays were changed in an effort to appease anti-Jewish sentiment growing within the church and to merge the popular pagan celebration of Ishtar (Easter), the fertility goddess. It is from the Ishtar celebration, that we got Ishtar (Easter) eggs and bunnies. Bottom line: If you want to get back to your Biblical Roots, the real date, for Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday, is actually April 17th and April 24th, this year.