(Aw Biblical quotes in this airticle haes been taen frae W.L Lorimer's translate)
Paum Sunday in the Bible
Aw fower Gospels gies an acoont o Jesus' comin tae Jerusalem. In essence, as he cam tae Jerusalem at the hintend o his meesion darg, he felt it wis needfu tae gie some seembol o his Messianic ettle. He chuised tae come intae the ceety upo a cuddie, raither nor a horse for twa main raisons:
- I) For tae evyte kythin as some kynd o warlaird (as conquerin warlaird wad ride warhorse; cuddies wis beasts o wark an peace, no battle).
- II) For tae fit in wi the weirdin o the Auld Testament prophet Zechariah that said that the Messiah wad enter Jerusalem upo a cuddie.
Mark's Gospel gies the follaein acoont:
- Whan they war comin naur Jerusalem, an hed gotten the lenth o Bethpagie an Bethanie an the Hill o Olives, Jesus sent twa o his disciples on an eerant: "Gae tae yon clachan owrebye. Richt at the in-gaun ye'll finnd a cowt tethert at nae man hes e'er ridden; lowse him an bring him here. Gin oniebodie speirs at yer , "What ar ye daein there?", tell him at the Maister's needin him an is tae send him back belyve...[the twa dae at he telt thaim]...they brocht the cowt tae Jesus an laid their coats on its back, an he muntit it. Monie o the fowk spreidit their coats on the road, an ithirs strawed it wi the ryss they hed cuttit i the fíelds; an afore him an ahent him, as he gaed alang, they war aa cryin, "Hosanna! Blissins on him at comes i the name o the Lord! Blissins on the comin Kíngdom o our Faither Dauvit! Hosanna i the heicht o heiven!
(Mark 11: 1-10)
Paum Sunday in Modren Christian Wirship
As the stairt o the Haly Week, maist kirks uises the Paum Sunday service tae set oot the themes o the Week leadin up tae Easter, an for ordinar sets oot the chynge in the fortuins o Jesus: the Messianic anteecipation o the thrang Paum Sunday (the sae cried "Treeumphal Entry"); the confrontations wi the authorities; the reestin; the thrang turnin agin him - aw leadin up tae the crucifeexion an resurrection. The focus on Paum Sunday tends tae be on the popularity an the anteecipation o Jesus bringin in the Messianic Kinrick, an wi focus in hou Jesus' ideas o the Kinrick differed frae the ideas o the fowk.
As an illustration o the Entry, kirks is aften decorate wi paum leafs (or in kintras whaur palm tress disna growe, paper leafs is aften substitute) on the waws, pillars an fluirs.