Holy Week, which culminates on Easter Sunday, began today with Palm Sunday.
In the simplest of terms, Palm Sunday is an occasion for reflecting on the final week of Jesus’ life. It is a time for Christians to prepare their hearts for the agony of Jesus’ Passion and the joy of His Resurrection, as described in “Share Faith.”
Several churches in the Lodi-Galt area, had parades with participants carrying fronds from palm trees. At St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lodi, adults and children carried their palms in a short parade through the church parking lot . Children were invited to ride their bicycles, tricycles and scooters, a St. Paul’s tradition.
As worshippers entered the church for the 10:30 a.m. service, they carried their fronds and placed them either on the pew seat next to them, on the floor under the pew or in the holder that contains Bibles and books of hymns.
Palm Sunday kicked off Holy Week, which continues with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Sunday.
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