Once again, a year have passed. It started with Ash Wednesday, where the priests/ministers mark a cross with Ash on the people’s forehead, to remind us that WE are dust and unto dust WE shall return! Sometimes the priest/ministers will say: “Dust you are and unto dust you shall return” or something like, “Repent! and turn away from sin”. Well, thats because Lent is a period of repenting and reconciliation, in preparation for Easter.
Then came Palm Sunday, Where we waved our palms in commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Is it jerusalem? or am i wrong?. Of cause, and singing Hossana! I guess we Catholics feel proud on this day somehow whenever you see another person holding palms on the bus, interchange, et cetera, cause you know he/she is Catholic!
Following that is Maundy Thursday!!! Where we celebrate the reinstitution of the eucharist. Where Christ had his passover. I think it is a day of the stripping of the altar, right? and on that day of every year, the Archbishop will hold the chrism mass in one of the Parish.
Good Friday! Yeah no meat! It is the LAW. The CANON LAW! The Celebrant will always exclaim, “Behold the wood of the cross” or in Latin, “ecce crucem domini! ”
Now we are left with Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Can’t wait for the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday!