As the Roman Catholic Church enters Holy Week, retracing the story of the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection three days later on Easter Sunday, the pontiff urged youth to join those who offer praise, and not the masses calling for crucifixion. "Live or try to live as Jesus Christ".
"It is usually celebrated in remembrance of what Jesus did, but spiritually speaking, it can be likened with the grand entrance of Jesus into the life of a person", he said.
At Jubilee Christian Centre, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), located in Surulere, children, in celebrating, paraded the streets of Aguda with palm fronds, with one of them sitting on a donkey.
"It leads up to Easter, Good Friday, and Holy Monday... so it's just a good kickoff", daughter Alaina said.
" Rev. Canon Okey Obodozie of Saint Mary's Anglican Church told NAN that Christians should allow Christ to reign in their lives to conquer all their challenges".
"This is a moment for us to really reflect on the mystery of our redemption - the mystery of God's love for us", Gomez said.
Palm Sunday initiates Holy Week, the last week of Lent. It begins the Holy Week.
The Bible story indicates that great crowds of people spread their cloaks on the road, while others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the path of Jesus so that the Donkey carrying the Messiah should trod on clean ground.
Before the service, a procession walked down Grandview Avenue with the donkey, waving palm branches.
Kozhikode: Today is Palm Sunday.