Sunday, April 9, 2017

On Palm Sunday

🌿Gloria, laus et honor tibi sit, Rex Christe Redemptor, Cui puerile decus prompsit Hosanna pium.🌿

Yesterday we learned about one of the traditional liturgical rites of Palm Sunday... Once the priest (altar boy in this picture book we have) arrived at the church doors during the procession with palms, he would knock loudly with the foot of the cross, and then the door would open.

Update: The picture book is called My Holy Week Missal. I recently ordered a couple EF missals  (A Young Catholic's Daily Missal for our soon-to-be 10 year old and Blessed Be God for myself) from Angelus Press (affiliated with SSPX) and added this book to my order. I really like it! It includes illustrations and explanations (based on the Latin Mass) for Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.

Lent and Easter Blocks (or Craft Sheets to make your own!) • My Holy Week Missal

"It was a beautiful image of Jesus Himself who, with the wood of the cross, with the power of his love which he gives, knocked from the side of the world on God's door; from the side of a world that was unable to find access to God. With the cross, Jesus opens wide the door of God, the door between God and men. Now it is open." {source}