Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's Palm Sunday!

It's a beautiful and significant Sunday today. Me, my wife Julie and youngest son Jerald Kervin found ourselves rushing to St. Joseph Parish in Mabolo, Cebu City to attend the morning Mass and join in the Catholic celebration of Palm Sunday.

There were multitudes of people bringing with them palm leaves with crosses tied on them to be blessed by the officiating priest. We wasted no time in buying some palm leaves from peddlers nearby.

I was happy to see an old family friend, Fr. Alcazaren blessing the palms and officiating the Mass. Glad too that I brought along a camera and took pictures of the ceremony inside the church.

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday before Easter and signals the beginning of the Holy Week. Today commemorates the triumphant entry of Christ to Jerusalem with people laying palm branches on his path.

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