Growing up in a protestant church means that Palm Sunday is a Sunday of joyful songs full of "Hosannas" and sometimes even waving of palm branches. It made for a very fun church service.
Since we have been going to a Catholic Church recently I was very excited to see what the service would be like. It was very different from any other Palm Sunday service I've been to but it was very fun.
At the door they gave us palm leaves and then after everyone was quietly seating the Priest told us that we were all going to go outside for the blessing of the palms and for the procession into the church.
Outside the Priest blessed the palms and sprinkled us all with holy water and then prayed and read the bible. And then the whole congregation marched into the church whole the choir lead us singing.
|The blessing of the palms|
|Baby was very somber|
After the service we were all allowed to take our palms home. Everyone keeps them until next year. Just before Ash Wednesday every one brings them back to church and they are burned to make the ashes that are put on the forehead.
|We put our palms in a vase for safe keeping till next year|
|William and Baby work in the garden|
To celebrate this fun show we decided to have a tea party. We made cucumber sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, and salmon and cream cheese sandwiches. All Gluten Free of course. We also made Earl Grey tea, decaf of course... it's and evening show.
The whole day was absolutely perfect.