Holy Week

Holy Week and Easter Celebrations

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Cardinal Ribat urged people to adhere to the protocols put in place for the good and wellbeing of everyone.

“Our liturgical celebration during the Holy Week, starting on Palm Sunday (28th March) and the Easter Triduum will not be celebrated as usual, with the following control measures to be observed:

Pope Francis: We find hope in embracing our crosses with love

“During these days, days of love, let us be enveloped by the mystery of Jesus who, like a grain of wheat, in dying gives us life. He is the seed of our hope,” the Pope said April 12.

“Let us contemplate the Crucified Christ, the source of hope. Little by little we realize that hope with Jesus is learning to see, indeed right now, the plant in the seed, Easter in the cross, life in death.”

Easter – a time to reflect suffering and resurrection of Christ

Easter falls on the Holy Week which is the last week of lent -commonly starting off with Palm Sunday.

This is followed by Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

This Easter, Catholics and faithful’s in the nation’s capital will once again walk the Stations of the Cross tomorrow morning as part of their Easter ritual.

The scheduled route for the Stations of the Cross in Port Moresby will start at Don Bosco Technical Institute at 4am in the morning.

Palm Sunday marks beginning of Holy Week

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent that commemorates the arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.

In Port Moresby, St Joseph parishioners did a reenactment of the Gospels of Jesus entering Jerusalem before his death.

Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem.

Main celebrant, Fr John Auram, during his homily, said Palm Sunday is a time to reflect on our lives as Christians.