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Through The Eastern Gate

By which gate did the Jesus enter Jerusalem?

The readings from Palm Sunday record the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

“As he went, they strewed the road with their garments; and when he drew near the descent of mount Olivet, the whole company of his disciples began rejoicing and praising God for all the miracles they had seen. Blessed is the king, they said, who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, glory above.” (Luke 19:37-38)

The praises with which the crowd greets Jesus are from Psalm 118. They signify that the crowd recognizes him as the Messiah of whom the psalm is written. The account from the Gospel of John recognizes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as fulfilling the words of Zechariah: Read more