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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Palm Sunday 2011

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All glory, laud and honour, to thee redeemer King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring

Altar with collage of hands

Altar with collage of hands

Upon arrival at St Mary’s Dunblane, I was firstly asked for the outline of my hand to be drawn on a piece of coloured paper, and then directed to the hall. Being Palm Sunday, the service started in the hall followed by a procession round the block. The procession celebrates the joy and triumph of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the crowds crying Hosanna.

Later in the service the Passion of Christ, according to Mathew was read in a dramatised format with members of the congregation taking various parts. Those of you who know the readings of the passion know how long it takes. This was the reason for the collage of hands. During the reading the children assembled the collage – the hands of the multitude wave in joy.

St Mary's Dunblane

St Mary's Dunblane

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

One thought on “Palm Sunday 2011

  1. or even ‘we all have a hand in the cross…’

    see that’s the trouble with all age services: the props find their own explanations, and no one really knows what’s going on.

    It was good to see you today.

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