When we were buried with You in Baptism, O Christ God,
We were made worthy of eternal life by Your Resurrection!
Now we praise You and sing:
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!
On Sunday, April 9, we celebrated Christ's Entrance into Jerusalem, when people met Him as King, shouting, "Hosanna! Praise God!" only to change these shouts into screams of madness six days later with, "Crucify Him!" (You can read the sermon of this Sunday here).
At the end of the Liturgy we also had a Procession around the church, led by our children with willow branches, who like the children in Jerusalem some 2000 years ago, ran out to meet the Messiah with palm branches.