Orthodoxes Celebrate Palm Sunday

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On the 5th of April the Orthodox believers celebrate Palm Sunday – the last Sunday before Easter, that commemorates the solemn entry of Jesus in Jerusalem, who would soon be tortured and killed for the sins of mankind.

Two thousand years ago the believers welcomed Christ with palm branches exclaiming “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”. Palms do not grow in our latitudes but in memory of those events willow branches are being consecrated.

The ceremony also took place in Minsk at the Holy Spirit  cathedral and St. Peter and Paul church.

Photos by Nadzieja Hacak

06.04.2015 Photogallery, Society| Tags: , ,