Holy Week 2013: From Lazarus resurrection to the coming of the bridegroom

Jesus knew that when he comes to Jerusalem it will be the start of a journey of pain, but nevertheless, he couldn’t say no to his friends and those he loved. He came for Lazarus, Mary and Martha and resurrected his beloved friend Lazarus. He entered the city as a king and accepted the will of his father to save us all.

I would like to share with you some photos from our celebrations of Palm Sunday in Ramallah.

From matins service on Palm Sunday morning:

Matins Service

Matins Service

Divine Liturgy, Palm Sunday:

Ramallah Churches celebrate Palm Sunday – Parade:

It was a big day and a very loud one 🙂 I was so happy to go back to church later in the afternoon when everything winded down to enjoy singing the Bridegroom Service.

Finally, I leave you with the 8th ode of the canon:

 

I’m not sure who is chanting, but I suspect it is SEM, Lebanon.

— Jack Rabah

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