This angel is carrying palm fronds as were laid on the ground during describes the triumphant entry of Christ Jeus Christ into Jerusalem. The people cut fronds from the trees and strewed them as He passed, exclaiming, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is HE that cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest. Matthew, 21, 1-9, (esp. 8 – 9).

This major invent in the life of Christ came to be, and continues to be, celebrated by the Roman Church, being sixth and last Sunday of Lent – the beginning of Holy Week and is commonly known as Palm Sunday.