Indian Palm Saturday celebrations in the Holy Land

March 25, 2013 by  
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Plam Saturday in the holy land

Israel, March 24, 2013: The Indian diaspora in Israel undertook a march from the Shrine of Palms, at Bethfage, where our Lord Jesus Christ  mounted on a donkey made a solemn entry in to Jerusalem. The walk continued to the Basilica of All Nations, Gethsemane, which is at the foot of the Mount of Olives. The palms & olive branches were blessed by V. Rev. Fr. Artemio Vitores  OFM, who is also  the Vice Custos of  the Holy Land.

It was a march which towards the Mount of Olives, taking the traditional route that Jesus took while hundreds of pilgrims recalled the simple lifestyle Jesus-loving nature of the villagers, along the way during the time of Jesus… They honoured their Messiah in the best possible way two thousand years ago..
Christians of Indian origin along with others praised the Lord of Lords with singing, dancing, clapping, shouting, waving olive branches and palms, playing drums and cymbals. They greeted the passer-byes with shouts of Peace! and Hosanna!, while praying for peace to be upon Jerusalem…. The procession then entered the Basilica of Agony to celebrate the Holy Eucharist of the Passion of our Lord in three different languages.

We have read  from your posts about your Good Friday ‘s Enacted Stations of the Cross and Walking Pilgrimage in Bombay.  While, wishing you a very fruitful, experiential and evangelical witnes, we assure you of our prayers.

– jay ofm

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