Hosanna in the Highest
On this day of Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week, accompanying our Lord Jesus from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the culmination of his saving work in the Sacred Triduum. So, in a special way this week, let us pause to reflect and pray:
Today we gather together to herald with the whole Church
the beginning of the celebration of our Lord’s Paschal Mystery,
that is to say, of his Passion and Resurrection.
For it was to accomplish this mystery
that he entered his own city of Jerusalem.
Therefore, with all faith and devotion,
let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city for our salvation,
following in his footsteps,
so that, being made by his grace partakers of the Cross,
we may have a share also in his Resurrection and his life.
– from the Procession on Palm Sunday, Roman Missal