from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Sunday before Easter, observed by Christians in commemoration of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him.
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- n. The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The Sunday next before Easter; -- so called in commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. The event is commemorated in Christian churches by distribution of blessed palm leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Sunday next before Easter, being the sixth Sunday in Lent and the first day of Holy Week.
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- n. Sunday before Easter
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Aragon and Count of Barcelona, issued an edict in obedience to which the Waldensians and all other schismatics were expelled from the land; whoever of this sect was still found in his kingdom or his county after Palm Sunday of the next year was to suffer death by fire, also confiscation of goods.
The introduction of the Blessed Sacrament into the Palm Sunday procession is generally ascribed to Bl. Lanfranc who ordered the ceremony for his Abbey of
Sundays of Lent, except Palm Sunday when the Traditio Symboli comes here, is followed by the Preces, a short penitential litany, differing each Sunday.
(week-day) Offices throughout the year, outside of Paschal Time, and in the Sunday Offices from Septuagesima to Palm Sunday inclusive.
Pedilavium (washing of the feet), traces of which are found in the most ancient rites, occurred in many churches on Holy Thursday, the capitilavium (washing of the head) having taken place on Palm Sunday
The remaining Sundays Lætare, Passion and Palm Sunday (q.v.).
Square is the Lobnoe Miesto or Calvary, to which the patriarchs made the Palm Sunday processions, and where proclamations of death were usually read in olden times.
On Palm Sunday I drove to Abilene Airport, psyching myself up for my big announcement.
(Gothicum); Palm Sunday (Luxeuil); "Symboli Traditio" (Gothicum);