Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King (Matthew 21:1-11)
The text describes Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In this passage, Jesus fulfills an Old Testament prophecy (Zechariah 9:9) by riding into the city on a donkey, accompanied by his disciples. A large crowd gathers to welcome him, laying their cloaks and palm branches on the road as a sign of honor and respect. They shout praises and recognize Jesus as a prophet and king. The event marks the beginning of the final week leading up to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
Traditionally, this event is known as Palm Sunday (Dominica in Palmis de Passione Domini), which takes place the Sunday before Easter and is central to the Easter celebration.