Agnus Dei — Palm Sunday
Agnus Dei – The symbol of the Lamb of God or The Agnus Dei is of most ancient origin and is based on Scripture verses found in Isaiah, John and Revelation. It is often depicted carrying the banner of victory and crowned with the nimbus representing divinity. Combined with the branches of the Palm tree, it represents Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The qualities of gentleness and innocence associated with lambs reflect the concept of the sacrifice of Christ offered as an expiation of the guilt of mankind. It is a symbol of the triumph of the Cross and also the Resurrection. The symbolism of the lamb is also associated with the aspect of Jesus as the Good Shepherd or with the parable of the lost sheep as well as with the twenty-third Psalm.