Palm Sunday

When they had come near Jerusalem …, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; …bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.”  And he will send them immediately. 

This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, …”Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, …The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; …

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!
(Matthew 21:1-9)