Today, Christians in Egypt celebrate Palm Sunday, the day of the triumphal entry of the Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Copts flock to churches to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass, carrying palm fronds woven into crosses, colts, or the famous ‘hearts’. The mood is celebratory, especially for children.
Watani wishes its readers a blessed day.
This evening, the Church embarks on its spiritual journey of Passion Week, leading right up to Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Services of Pascha—literally, Passover, to mark the passing over into eternal life through the Redemption offered by Jesus Christ on the Cross—are marked daily in the morning and evening in churches over Egypt. Bible readings that vividly express the need for and the fulfilment of Redemption, are compiled from the Old Testament prophesies, the Psalms, and the Gospels. Passion Week melodies are very special and distinctively poignant.
28 April 2013