Palm Sunday begins holy week in lead up to Easter

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Catholics constitute around 50 per cent of the Christian populations.

The cleric said that Christians should show love to one another and live in unity as demonstrated by Jesus Christ through His death on the cross to be celebrated on Friday.

"It does bring in the emotion and Christ dying for us in the next week and the celebration that he gave us life eternally", said Woosley. A worship service celebrating the resurrection of Christ will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include communion.

" Rev. Canon Okey Obodozie of Saint Mary's Anglican Church told NAN that Christians should allow Christ to reign in their lives to conquer all their challenges". Palm branches were used by the people to welcome Jesus as King during his triumphal entry into the holy city of Jerusalem. Here's everything you need to know about Palm Sunday.

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In the Gospel, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey and was welcomed by the townspeople with songs and praise, throwing clothes and palm branches on the ground for Him to walk on as a sign of homage.

As you're probably aware, Easter doesn't land on the same Sunday every year - which means Palm Sunday doesn't either.

Special prayers and processions with the blessed palm leaves were held across all districts in the state.