Passion of the Christ - A TRIUMPHAL ENTRY

Enrique Simonet  (1866–1927) created this painting of Jesus, standing on the Mount of Olives and pondering the fate of Jerusalem ... then weeping over it. In Latin, this event is known as Flevit super illam—as it foretells the suffering the city will endure. Today the original painting is maintained in Sala (Hall) 062A at the Prado Museum, in Madrid. Image online via Wikimedia Commons.


Because He knew the religious leaders were plotting against Him, Jesus stayed out of the limelight for a time. Five days before the Passover, He decided to go to Jerusalem from Bethany, where once again he had visited his friends.

When the great crowd of people who were gathering in Jerusalem for the Passover heard Jesus was coming into the city, they ran out to greet him. Sitting on a young donkey, Jesus rode into the city with the crowd waving palm branches and shouting:

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the King of Israel!

Perturbed at this turn of events, the religious leaders became even more concerned:

See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole
world has gone after him!

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2004

Updated Last Revision: Jul 05, 2019

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