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Orthodox Believers celebrate Palm Sunday
Orthodox believers celebrate the Palm Sunday feast which commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem today, April 1, TASS reports. The Bible say that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem one week before his Resurrection. Instead of palm leaves Russians use branches of willows blessed by priests. Palm Sunday is one of the most popular religious holidays in Russia.
The day before Russian Orthodox bishop Patriarch Kirill of Moscow held a divine liturgy in downtown Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in a course of which he's sanctified branches of willows.
A great fasting week of the Holy Week starts tomorrow, April 2. It will conclude on April, 8 with the Easter of Christ.