Kenyans celebrate Palm Sunday ahead of Easter holidays

26 March, 2018, 02:45 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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It helps to replicate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, he traveled by donkey and as the faithful followed behind, they remember it's a somber day.

"It is usually celebrated in remembrance of what Jesus did, but spiritually speaking, it can be likened with the grand entrance of Jesus into the life of a person", he said.

The branches often decorate the homes of Catholics and other Christians; then, the following year, those same palms are burned, thus providing the ashes to be distributed on Ash Wednesday.

Good Friday March 30: Morning Prayer 8 a.m., Confessions 10 a.m. - noon, Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord 3 p.m., viewing of The Passion of the Christ 5 p.m., Stations of the Cross 8 p.m.

"We have been coming from lent, emphasising intensive prayers; if any nations need prayers, Nigeria should be one of them".

Pillar Bible Fellowship, 2415 Eastside Road - the old Pine Grove Methodist Church site - will hold Easter services at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. It begins the Holy Week.

To celebrate Palm Sunday of Sunday, several churches all over the world and in Nigeria, have, in procession, filed out to commemorate the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, which usually occurs a week before Easter celebrations. The palms, which represent the palms the crowd brought when Jesus rode into Jerusalem, will then be carried by the faithful as they process into the cathedral, a Christian tradition since the fourth century.



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