On Sunday the rain stopped and the clouds parted - and so our Palm Sunday liturgy began with a festive Procession around the front of our property, commemorating Jesus' final entry into Jerusalem. From Matthew's Gospel:
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
- Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee." (21:8-11)