we officially began our apostolate in
the Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Church of St Therese
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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,
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,
And Jesus again crying with a loud voice,
yielded up the spirit.