"Entrance" - this seems to be the key to understanding the liturgy of Passion Sunday. On this day the Church celebrates Christ's entrance into Jerusalem to accomplish his paschal mystery. We enter into Jerusalem with Christ; we enter the holiest week; we enter into our final preparation for the Easter feast. We enter the church together; making a grand entrance. Usually people gather for this liturgy in another location and together process into the church. We enter into the Gospel which moves us from Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his passion and death on the hill of Calvary.
[Source: Supplement to the Sunday Bulletin of February 3, 2008; St. Paul Parish, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.]