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, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Palm Sunday-Holy Week

Giotto di Bonde, Entry into Jerusalem (1304-06), Fresco, Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


Bulletin 2023

Service Readings 2023

Palm Sunday is the hinge between Lent and Holy Week.

Here is a page that uncovers the meaning of the day

Bishop Curry sets the scene

Entry into Jerusalem. Marjorie George, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

Palm Sunday in scripture

Jesus, at the Mount of Olives, sends two disciples to secure a donkey and a colt; makes his “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem; weeps over Jerusalem

The Trek from the Mount of Olives

Luke 19:28-40

Matthew 21:1-11

Mark 11:1-10

John 12:12-15

Some Greeks seek Jesus  John 12:20-36

Jesus enters the temple area, then returns to Bethany Mark 11:11 Matthew 21:17


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Video Introduction to Palm Sunday
Holy Week Timeline – Palm Sunday
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The Problem of Palm Sunday
Progression of Faith Blog – Palm Sunday
Holy Week Visual Timeline
Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem