Christians in Ghana have joined their counterparts all over the world to commemorate the Palm Sunday, a day that marks the beginning of the Holy Week on the Christian calendar.
The day, which marks the final Sunday of Lent, is believed to symbolise the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem where he rode on a donkey, days before his arrest and crucifixion.
It has been christened ‘Palm Sunday’ because according to the gospels, the people in Jerusalem placed palm fronds in Jesus’ path and hailed him amid shouts of Hosanna.
For many Christians, the palm branches signify goodness and victory of the martyrs or victory of the spirit over the flesh.
Some churches in the country made small crosses from palms to celebrate the day. Others held various processions to reenact their saviour’s entry into the city of Jerusalem.
This year’s celebration of the day received several reactions and trends on social media platforms, especially on Twitter.
While celebrating the joy that comes with the day, some users recollected memories of how Christ was betrayed.
Below are some reactions:
“Christ enters his own city to complete his work as our Saviour, to suffer, to die, and to rise again. Let us go with him in faith and love, so that, united with him in his sufferings, we may share his risen life.”#PalmSunday #Hosanna #LiveLent pic.twitter.com/CdXnmIFKu2— Robert W Hart (@frrobertwhart) April 10, 2022
The same people who were shouting, “Hosanna” on Sunday were shouting, “Crucify him” five days later. Be always Careful for what you are reaching for because It seems impossible for people to be so fickle. Happy Palm Sunday 🌴— No$akhare (@Kelswagz) April 10, 2022
Hosanna to the Son of David! pic.twitter.com/TjCKS7yrPy— Dale Tedder (@dale_tedder1) April 10, 2022
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to the cry of “Hosanna to the king!” But the people were worshipping Him for who they wanted Him to be. They wanted political deliverance while Jesus was offering so much more. Worship Jesus for who He is and not for who you want Him to be.— Pastor Joey Vazquez (@PastorJoeyV) April 10, 2022
Hosanna from heaven above,— AyinkeAde 💡🔑❤ (@dennissignatur) April 10, 2022
With songs of happiness,
Our Saviour’s shall surely come
Give glory to the Lord,
Give glory to the Lord
The host of Angels full of joy
And with praises. 🌈🌈🌈
#PalmSunday – Christ rode on a donkey then. Soon He enters on a stallion. The crowd HAILED Him King one day. Less than a week later they cheered when He was NAILED to the cross. Crowds are fickle but Christ is faithful. Christ > Crowds. #Hosanna pic.twitter.com/eTVTZ2aLPO— Frank Shelton (@FrankSheltonJr) April 10, 2022
[SOAR]— Pascian Bulletin (@PaSciRise) April 10, 2022
They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting:
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel.”
Today marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and is also the start of Holy Week.
Have a blessed Sunday! pic.twitter.com/yNSQYlaf9D
First, the triumphal entry— Chris Whittington (@chwhitt) April 10, 2022
And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
Mt 21:9 pic.twitter.com/RqatsHqowF
The same crowd that shouted Hosanna was the same that cried Crucify Him. What an irony of life! There is no greater King than the one that offered Himself as sacrifice to save His people. May all Glory , Honor and Adoration be ascribed unto Him, Amen. pic.twitter.com/KBxxtIDmMg— Dr Nma Olebara (@Drnmaolebara) April 10, 2022
IT’S #PALMSUNDAY! The Triumphant Entry!— Red Rose🌹Chelsea First Lady💙 (@Roseangel009) April 10, 2022
Hosanna! Hosanna!! Hosanna!!!
Blessed is the king who comes
in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna to the King of Kings.
Happy #PalmSunday2022 everyone! pic.twitter.com/7cidjc1df8
Jesus was in the center of the procession and the people all around Him were shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Mark 11:9— Marvelous Jesus (@Marvel0usJesus) April 10, 2022
The way this conductor lead the songs this mass, he had emotions for every song. I almost cried singing “Hosanna to the Son of David”.— The Poison Tree (@AchuEuphrasia) April 10, 2022
Jesus did not ride on a donkey so that we may have private jet. He rode on a donkey so that may have the joy and peace of faith.— Fr. James A (Faith-Chat Platform) (@fr_james_a) April 10, 2022
Hosanna to the Lord 🙏🏽💯 pic.twitter.com/9XHRDIhCWS
and just like that, it’s finally Holy Week 🙏🏽 my fave week of the whole year! to say i am excited, would be an understatement. this is such a special time for us Christians and it’s our most special week! Hosanna in the Highest, Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord 🌿 pic.twitter.com/lBQZPTKSZC— care🧜🏼♀️ teen wolf spam (@turkisheaven) April 10, 2022
People, it is Palm Sunday so let’s talk some politics & religion.— Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, Esq. MP. (@etsedafeamekpor) April 10, 2022
It is most unacceptable for a Prez, His Vice & Finance Minister to spend the last 5mons talking economic austerity by imposing a draconian new tax regime called Elevy on us only to jet off to a church in the USA.
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”— Becky⁷ 🐋💜 (@RKive07) April 9, 2022
Blessed #PalmSunday. As we prepare our hearts and minds for the Holy Week ahead, may God continue to envelope us with His love and peace, His strength and wisdom pic.twitter.com/jMbRTiveGE
Jesus enters Jerusalem and they shout “Hosanna”! pic.twitter.com/IwWtNfjjWz— Mrs. Sanna (@SannaGAngels) April 8, 2022
Most of y’all don’t even know today is Palm Sunday.Go to Church kakraa Eei, if ebi Vienna programs like you know all till December 😂— Mimii Nokturnal🐉❤️ (@LoveMimii1) April 10, 2022
Today is Palm Sunday. Jesus enters into Jerusalem on a donkey. Donkeys have a cross on there backs. Jesus came in a cross and left on a cross. How great is our God.. pic.twitter.com/P1PbTU0Hs7— Phill (@pizzaphill007) April 9, 2022
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hossanna in the highest. Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord.— Ijele ✝️ (@goldenlavender5) April 10, 2022
Today is Palm Sunday(ụka ọmu), marks the final days of His ministry.
May the blessings of God be with you as we celebrate. pic.twitter.com/mIijQOfqFR
Don’t forget to thank the Lord for all the blessings we receive everyday, no matter how big or small that is.— Kumu – Pinoy Live Streaming App (@kumuPH) April 10, 2022
Have a Blessed Palm Sunday everyone. Stay safe and healthy. 🙏💙
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