Wave those palm leaves!

the entrance of our Cathedral
@ridingbet (34615)
Philippines
March 20, 2016 1:56am CST
I drove the car to church at 7:15AM to participate in the Holy sacrifice of the mass. I and my sister went to church. Today is Palm Sunday, so all Catholics go to church and have their palm leaves blessed by the officiating priest. There were so many faithful just at the patio of the Cathedral. The blessing was before the mass so as you can see ion the picture, the faithful waved their palms to be blessed. We were not able to reach the blessing so it was the next mass that our palms were sanctified. Palm Sunday commemorates the entering of Jesus to Jerusalem riding on a donkey and where the people spread their veils and waved their palms while chanting, “Hosanna”. This Holy Week let us be “light, soft, and stress-free”, and let us reflect on the Passion of Christ, and at the same time, rejoice because He conquered death and renewed our relationship with the Holy God the Father.
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@LadyDuck (112803)
• Switzerland
20 Mar 16
This Church is wonderful, what a beautiful decoration. We also had the Palms blessed today.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
but inside, all the images, statues and icons of the religious are covered with red cloths. have a Blessed Holy Week, my friend
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@SIMPLYD (73822)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
Look at that church ! It's a colorful one , my dear . Where is that ? With those palm leaves swaying to be blessed , is the hope for an eternity with God .
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
yes, and our cathedral is Sts. Peter and Paul cathedral where their relics are placed on the altar table. It is actually brick red but my camera shot it orangey.
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@SIMPLYD (73822)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@ridingbet O so its red . It appear pink here . Colorful .
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
the inside of the church is also beautiful, my lady. it was renovated few years ago, in fact it was finished last year lang
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@Morleyhunt (15361)
• Canada
20 Mar 16
What a beautiful church. As a non Catholic Palm Sunday is still an important day and in a few short hours I will be sitting in church and I'm sure we will sing Hosanna.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
but you are a Christian, am i right, my friend? Indeed, this is recognized by the while of humankind
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@Morleyhunt (15361)
• Canada
22 Mar 16
@ridingbet yes, I am a Christian. Friday I will be in church and again on Sunday morning.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt well, at least, we praise only one God.
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@Lucky15 (33769)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Reflect is really the point of tje.season ;)
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
it is. reflection on one's life and repent of your sins.
@jaboUK (48783)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 16
I'm sorry that you were unable to get your palms blessed at the first mass. I love the way the church is decorated.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
we were able to have it blessed still, my friend, but I was so far from the priest because of so many church-goers. The church is nicely decorated but the statues and icons are covered with red cloths.
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@yalul070 (1764)
• Manila, Philippines
21 Mar 16
I missed the Palm Sunday mass because I woke up to my boss's frantic call. so I worked at home as soon as I got up and after I delivered the output I went to watch my son's basketball game. actually I was already in the game when I finalized my work.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
it is a solemn activity, my friend. I hope you have a blessed palm leaves in your house, because it is also protection for some evil things and entities.
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@yalul070 (1764)
• Manila, Philippines
22 Mar 16
@ridingbet yes my sister-in-law gave me one.
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@LeaPea2417 (13459)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Mar 16
Happy Palm Sunday to you too. I was just thinking how Holy Week is now upon us.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
Happy holy Week to you as well. how is your Holy week?
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@LeaPea2417 (13459)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Mar 16
@ridingbet It is going well so far.
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@Corbin5 (73730)
• United States
23 Mar 16
So pleased that your palms were able to be sanctified. A very lovely Holy Week of comfort and peace.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
thank you, my friend. have a Holy week too.
@sol_cee (12961)
• Japan
23 Mar 16
Pink church!
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
that is brick red. My camera shot it otherwise
@antonbunot (8869)
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Mar 16
Palm Sunday here in Calgary is not as we do in the Philippines. I miss Domingo Ramos back home. O, by the way, I also had a classmate named Domingo Ramos and a relative named Ferdinand Marcos.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
but you still celebrate Palm Sunday and the Holy Week, right, kabsat? Domingo Ramos is one name I remember my deceased Lolo Juan always mentioned. Also Domingo Sabado.
@kaka135 (13442)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing this. I just read about Palm Sunday from another mylotter, and I was wondering how the Palm looks like. Now I can see some from your picture. Hope you'll have a light, soft and stress-free Holy Week.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
there are different varieties of palm l;eaves. it is also olive branches as indicated in the Bible. I think a palm leaf has many stalks. like a coconut leaf.
@brokenbee (7710)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
I also attended the mass this morning but I didn't have my own palm leaves. My mother bought one.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
since you are staying in one house, I guess that is enough, hija, but do you have a blessed palm leaf in your room?
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
I used to be active most of the years but these recent years I've been in a crisis and didn't want to participate some how. maybe next year, not sure why
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
i hope the crisis you are having now is already resolved, my friend
@mythociate (13743)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3 Jan
the skeptic in me wants to say something about "sheeple"---not so much to 'call believers "mindless automatons" the way atheists do,' but more to make sure you know what you're actually doing ... "reaffirming" the writings that you and all our holy congregation uses as its "ticket to the glorious future"
@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
4 Jan
thanks for dropping by
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@gudheart (12807)
20 Mar 16
It looks lovely :D A nice celebration too :D
@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
it is. thank you.
• Stanton, Kentucky
23 Mar 16
Your church is beautiful! May we all have a blessed Easter celebrating the love of God and sharing His love with everyone around us.