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3.16.2008

Palm Sunday

The palms blessed on Palm Sunday were used in the procession of the day, then taken home by the faithful and used as a sacra-mental. They were preserved in prominent places in the house, in the barns, and in the fields, and thrown into the fire during storms. (excerpted from New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia)
Giotto Christ Entering Jerusalem 1304 fresco

5 Comments:

Blogger Doug said...

They still are. Mine from this morning in the passenger seat of the Holy PRIUS.

10:35 AM

 
Blogger mireille said...

are they still GREEN??? xo

11:47 AM

 
Blogger ariel said...

Some of the most faithful took home the whole tree, actually.

10:23 PM

 
Blogger Doug said...

Even my pickup is green, M. Happy St. Patricks Day!

Ariel, the Church I attend had put entire 5 meter-high palms wrapped in diapers around the altar and at various spots in the congregation. I am convinced that the pastors are frustrated film directors. Not unlikely in Southern California, but less likely than frustrated actors.

5:57 AM

 
Blogger ariel said...

LOL!!

1:44 PM

 

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