Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Palm Sunday 2014

Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus in Jerusalem.

When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered,and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them here to me. And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’Then he will send them at once.”
This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:

Say to daughter Zion,
“Behold, your king comes to you,
meek and riding on an ass,
and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them. The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is the he who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.”

And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

At Our Lady of Fatima Chapel

Instead of the regular processional, the priest enters carrying holy water sprinkling the palms as the faithful waves their "palaspas" or palms...


Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

My brother and I were "distracted" for a minute because of this...okay...not just distracted had a few laughs...should be "Filipos"...but hey...were in the Philippines anyway...

Back at the Pabasa...

Cleofe and Kristong Gapos...

Celebrity Power at the Pabasa...Tess Bomb with Thea Tolentino (I know her as Pyra, an up and coming actress of GMA 7 who won one of their talent searches, Protégé if I am not mistaken)

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