Palm Sunday – Цвети
The feast of Christ’s triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday (Улазак Господа Исуса Христа у Јерусалим – Цвети) is one of the twelve major feasts of the Church. The services of this Sunday follow directly from those of Lazarus Saturday. The church building continues to be Vested in resurrectional splendor, filled with hymns which continually repeat the Hosannaoffered to Christ as the Messiah-King who comes in the name of God the Father for the salvation of the world.
The main troparion of Palm Sunday is the same one sung on Lazarus Saturday. It is sung at all of the services, and is used at the Divine Liturgy as the third antiphon which follows the other special psalm verses which are sung as the liturgical antiphons in the
place of those normally used. The second troparion of the feast, as well as the kontakion and the other verses and
hymns, all continue to glorilfy Christ s triumphal manifestation “six days before the Passover” when he will give himself at the Supper and on the Cross
for the life of the world.