Hosanna (hōzănˈə) [key] [Heb., = save now; Psalm 118], an intensified imperative, a cry, addressed to God, particularly used in the Feast of Tabernacles, when prayers for rain were offered. In the New Testament the crowd shouted it when Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It is used as an acclamation in Christian worship, e.g., in the Sanctus.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Hosanna from Fact Monster:

  • Sanctus - Sanctus Sanctus [Lat.,=holy], hymn of the Roman Catholic Mass, beginning, “Holy, holy, ...
  • Palm Sunday - Palm Sunday Palm Sunday, in the Christian calendar, the Sunday before Easter, sixth and last Sunday ...
  • Encyclopedia: Biblical Proper Names - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Biblical Proper Names.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Biblical Proper Names

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe