Palm Sunday

“Christ is the King, but His Kingdom is not of this world: and in the world He manifests His Kingdom by the meekness and obedience of crucified love. The cross is His instrument, and the crucifixion is His victory. He is the Lord of creation, the Creator and Provider, the Miracle Worker and the Resurrector. He is the King of kings, but He still seeks yet another kingdom in creation—the kingdom not of omnipotence, but of love; not of power, but of sacrifice; not of subjugation, but of persuasion: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts (Zech 4:6). And the sign of His victory is the cross—the scepter of the suffering God, beneath which all are called…” — Sergius Bulgakov

We will be celebrating the Lord’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem this Sunday. This marks the beginning of what we call in our tradition, Holy Week. Christ desired to reveal himself as King (something he had avoided over and over in the years leading up to this) before he goes to his cross. This was to ensure, after his Resurrection, that his followers would see the cross, not as an unfor­tunate but necessary step along the way to establishing the Kingdom, but the very manifestation of the Kingdom itself—the Kingdom of Life.

I look forward to sharing this special time together this Sunday with shouts of Hosanna and the waving of Palms! See you then!




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