Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King.
As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Normally, the whole congregation participates in this annual event, but due to the novel coronavirus pandemic many religious institutions and worshippers have been forced to scale back to practice social distancing and heed orders that prohibit large gatherings.
But just because we have a pandemic in our midst doest mean the gospel must not go on.
Most churches have already transitioned to online services to stay in touch with their fellow congregants. Thanks to the internet.
The team at Hallelujah Magazine ran a tour around the corners of the interwebs to see how did the start of Holy Week go.
Zimbabwe Council of Churches Palm Sunday Reflection
The Zimbabwe Council of Churches Ecumenical Liason Reverend Samuel Sifelani penned a Palm Sunday Reflection, encouraging believers to share God’s love especially now that we may all have the strength for the journey ahead.
Anglican Church Zimbabwe
Anglican Bishop of Midlands (The Diocese of Central Zimbabwe) Bishop Ignatius Makumbe celebrated the Palm Sunday at his home with his family.
Church Leaders taking the lead in keeping social distancing.
Anglican Bishop of Midlands Reverend Makumbe today celebrated the Palm Sunday at his home with his family.
— Zimbabwe Council of Churches (@zccinzim) April 5, 2020
Bishop of Harare, the Rt Revd Dr Farai Mutamiri was live from Cathedral of St Mary & All Saints, thanks to the Zimbabwe Council of Churches for the live stream.
Prophet Makandiwa’s No Gloves International Sermon
In yet another International Online Service, United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa left no stone unturned in his Facebook live session.
Methodist Church in Zimbabwe Highfield
Rev B. Lombard of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe New Highfield circuit partook in a lone Palm Sunday walk.
Pope Francis on Palm Sunday
Pope Francis held Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica in front of his aides, a few invited prelates, nuns and laypeople. Each commanded his or her own pew, and they sat far apart to follow social distancing directives aimed at minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. A male choir sang hymns but also practised social distancing.
“The tragedy we are experiencing summons us to take seriously the things that are serious and not to be caught up in those that matter less, to rediscover that life is of no use if not used to serve others,” Francis said in his homily.
His homily covered healing, abandonment, consolation, betrayal and other themes.
Prophet Eubert Angel: What The Hell is Going On?
In a sermon entitled What The Hell is Going On? The Truth About COVID-19 Pandemic, founder of Spirit Embassy, Prophet Eubert Angel answered the questions everyone has been asking and went behind the scenes and revealed what exactly is going on.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri: The Anointing of God~Sunday of Anointing Service
Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries International
Message For Emmanuel TV Partners From Prophet T.B. Joshua
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