On Palm Sunday, Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, or “Passion Sunday,” marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. The event is full of symbolism and meaning. Christ, we are told comes in a triumphal entry, described in Matthew 21:5 as a king, “righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey.” Pat Coyle, who has done a thesis on symbolism and the transcendent, talks to Miriam Gormally about the powerful symbolic reference in Easter Sunday.