olive branches


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olive branches

humorous appellation for children. [O.T.: Psalms 128:3]
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This miracle remembered by Orthodox Christians at services today was one of the reasons Jesus was greeted by crowds waving palm and olive branches when he came to Jerusalem.
2) Pilgrims from around the world carry olive branches in a procession through Jerusalem.
Despite talk of olive branches, courtesy and respect, the Tuesday night meeting at which City Council member Michael Markey became mayor was anything but healing.