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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Palm Sunday in Christchurch, New Zealand

Today, 
Palm Sunday,
we officially began our apostolate in
the Diocese of  Christchurch, New Zealand.

Palm Sunday
Church of St Therese
Riccarton, Christchurch.

click on photos to see them in larger format! :)

The Blessing of Palms in front of the church. 

Hosanna filio David.
Hosanna to the Son of David. 

Hosanna in excelsis.
Hosanna in the highest. 

 Procession with Palms.

 Brother Clemens strikes the Church doors, 
the gates of the city of Jerusalem,
that they be opened to receive the King of Glory.

 Attollite, portae, capita vestra,
et attollite vos, fores antiquae,*
ut ingrediatur Rex gloriae!

Lift up O gates, your lintels,
and be ye lifted up, O ancient double doors:
and the King of Glory shall enter in! 

Ingrediente Domino in sanctam civitatem,
Hebraeorum pueri 
resurrectionem Vitae pronuntiantes,*
cum ramis palmarum:
"Hosanna in excelsis."

 As our Lord entered the holy city,
the Hebrew children,
heralding the resurrection of Life,
with palm branches cried out:
"Hosanna in the highest!" 

Jesus autem iterum clamans voce magna,
emisit spiritum.

And Jesus again crying with a loud voice,
yielded up the spirit.

5 comments:

inkstain said...

What a wonderful day for Christchurch!, and may we be blessed by more apostolates around the world.

Michelle Therese said...

This is such a surprise! Wow! Are you welcome there, are the people happy to have you there?

!!!

I'm going to ask Erlend to see what he thinks about Christchurch NZ hehehe...

Warm weather? AND monks?

Have a very blessed wonderful Easter in NZ, dear Monks!

Konstantin said...

I love the big palm branches used in southern countries...here in Germany it is tradition to tie box twigs and willow catkins together. Sometimes they are made into ellaborate "trees"

Igor Thiago said...

What are these red strings on the neck of acolytes?

Theresa said...

I thought you already had an apostolate and a chapel in Christchurch.

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