Adventus in Jerusalem: the Palm Sunday celebration in Latin Jerusalem

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Themes of continuity and innovation in the rituals of the church of Jerusalem in the early twelfth century, following the crusader conquest of the city, are examined with a focus on the Latin Palm Sunday procession. Based on the Ordinal of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which was produced for the use of the patriarch and the religious community of the Holy Sepulchre, and which contains the yearly ritual cycles and major processional celebrations, the study reveals the original characteristics of the Jerusalem liturgy, as well as its components incorporated from pre-crusade practice. It speculates on the earliest organisers of the liturgy, their identity and the sources of their inspiration, as well as the orientations of the early monastic community in Frankish Jerusalem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Medieval History
Issue number1
StatePublished - 14 Nov 2014


  • Fulcher of Chartres
  • Ivo of Chartres
  • Jerusalem
  • Palm Sunday
  • adventus
  • crusades
  • liturgy
  • ritual

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History

RAMBI publications

  • rambi
  • Church calendar
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Fasts and feasts -- Catholic Church
  • Jerusalem (Israel) -- History -- 1099-1244, Latin Kingdom, Crusaders
  • Liturgies -- Catholic Church -- History


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