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American Samoans Celebrate Palm Sunday with Sacred Music

Members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Samoa gathered for an evening of beautiful music about Jesus Christ on Palm Sunday, 24 March.

Over 1,500 members and friends of the Church gathered at Mapusaga meetinghouse to enjoy an evening filled with sacred music from eight choirs singing about the ministry of Jesus Christ and His love for all.

The choirs were all dressed in white and sang with smiles and joy. One choir member, Maylene Auapaau, said, “It was an uplifting experience for our family to practice for this event by singing ‘Beautiful Savior’ together.”

Auapaau Family, American Samoa.  24 March 2024
Auapaau Family, American Samoa. 24 March 2024
Auapaau Family celebrate Palm Sunday in Apia, Samoa. 24 March 2024© 2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Palm Sunday is celebrated among Christian denominations as the beginning Holy week.

As Jesus Christ entered the gates of Jerusalem, He was greeted by cheering crowds waving palm branches that were set out on the ground to celebrate His arrival.

Learn more about Palm Sunday from a modern-day Apostle here.

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