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Why do palm branches usher in Holy Week?

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Palm Sunday, also called Passion Sunday, ushers in Holy Week, which helps us remember the events that led to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Watch this video to learn more about the history of Palm Sunday, as well as the modern traditions that make it a unique and meaningful day in the Christian year.

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This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tennessee. Contact is Joe Iovino.

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