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Palm Sunday celebrated on the Rock

Palm Sunday celebrated on the Rock

The Bishop of Gibraltar Carmel Zammit led the congregation at the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned for Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

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Palm Sunday marks the final Sunday of Lent and commemorates the arrival of Christ in Jerusalem days before he was crucified by the Romans.

As part of the event people wrap palm leaves to create the sign of the cross and the congregation took to Main Street with palm leaves in procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

The palm branches signify Jesus’s return to Jerusalem. In the gospel Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey and the townspeople threw palms in front of him as a sign of homage.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

According to the bible, a week later Christ rose from the dead three days after crucifixion.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday  140419  (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt  blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Palm Sunday 140419 (Photo John Bugeja) Bishop Carmel Zammitt blessing of the palms and olive leaves and procession.

Pics by Johnny Bugeja

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