We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, and we respect and honor with gratitude the land itself, the legacy of the ancestors, and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Palm Sunday Scenes

Palm Sunday is a unique Sunday with its range of emotions from jubilation and excitement at the beginning from the procession to the let down and horror during the Passion Story. The music also taps the wide range of emotions. Jesus is demonstrating his mission and the crowd believes that Jesus is the Messiah and that means that he will re-establish David’s kingdom. Fast forward to the passion reading which encompasses holy week. By Good Friday, many of those who were welcoming Jesus were now ready to crucify him

Palm Sunday is like a play with 6 scenes based on the 6 divisions within the image below. Hover on it and then click on one of the scenes to take you to a page with more information. The pages have a mixture of text, slides and videos. Based on event order:

  1. Liturgy of the Palms
  2. Procession
  3. Processional hymn – “All Glory Laud and Honor”
  4. Hymn based on Philippians reading – Philippians 2:5-11
  5. Passion Reading
  6. Sermon based on Palm Sunday symbols