El Pasoans celebrate Palm Sunday

26 March, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Diane Mills
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Catholics constitute around 50 per cent of the Christian populations.

In an eco-friendly gesture, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia's Society Hill commemorated Palm Sunday without palms, instead using dried stalks of locally grown ornamental grass, commonly called Japanese or Chinese Silver grass.

The week marks the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, crucification on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter.

" Rev. Canon Okey Obodozie of Saint Mary's Anglican Church told NAN that Christians should allow Christ to reign in their lives to conquer all their challenges". It is the day that Christians celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem as Savior and King.

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He cautioned the followers of Jesus to be self-giving, detest from negative vices that are opposed to Christ they believe in such as despising other churches with different affiliations, disregarding other families, and dishonest among them.

The significance of the palms comes from Jesus entering Jerusalem and many waving them in celebration, some even laying them before him.

As you're probably aware, Easter doesn't land on the same Sunday every year - which means Palm Sunday doesn't either.

They held palm leaves and waved it with shouts of "Hossana, Hossana".

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