Palm Sunday is an important religious holiday for the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. This day is typically observed on the Sunday before Easter and is known as the “Triumphant Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem.
On this day, the Armenian Apostolic Church commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, where he was greeted by crowds of people waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!” as a sign of their devotion and praise. This event is considered a significant moment in the life of Jesus and is believed to mark the beginning of the events that led to his crucifixion and resurrection.
In the Armenian Apostolic Church, Palm Sunday is celebrated with traditional liturgical services, including the blessing of palm branches, hymns, and prayers.
In the Armenian Apostolic Church, this day is known as “Tsaghkazard,” which means “Flowery Sunday.” The faithful usually carry palm branches and flowers during the procession that marks the start of the church service. It is a significant day for Armenian Christians and is often celebrated with traditional Armenian foods, music, and other cultural activities.
Palm Sunday is a time for the Armenian Apostolic Church to reflect on the sacrifice and teachings of Jesus and to reaffirm their faith in his message of love and redemption.