Sunday, April 16, 2006

Today is Palm Sunday AND Easter

No April Fool's joke here; it really is. Today you could go to one part of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see the Easter observance and go to another part and watch the Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Western Church (Roman Catholic and Protestant) celebrate Easter today; the calendar of the Eastern Church (Orthodox) is a week "behind" this year. The picture below is from today's procession to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher; I bet you can guess who is pictured from what they're holding.


As if that is that's not enough excitement for one city in one day, the Jewish people are now celebrating Passover and this morning was the "Priestly Blessing." At least you know the police in Jerusalem aren't bored.

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