Solemn celebration of Palm Sunday in Medjugorje

date: 30.03.2015.

Palm Sunday or the Sunday of the Lord's passion introduces us to Holy Week, the peak of the Lenten preparation for the celebration of Easter. As is the tradition, the liturgy of Palm Sunday began in the grounds of the old church at 10.30 a.m. The liturgical procession started with the Gospel reading of when the Lord entered Jerusalem, and after the blessing of palm and olive branches, the altar boys, readers, choir and the priests led the faithful towards the church of St. James. Fr. Karlo Lovric was the main celebrant and the parish choir, conducted by Sr. Irena Azinovic, participated in the celebration. There were four Holy Masses celebrated in the Croatian language as well as Masses in other languages. Many pilgrims also participated in the prayer of the rosary on Apparition Hill. There are longer lines for confessions each day. On the eve of Palm Sunday, the documentary movie “IN ODIUM FIDEI – Out of hatred towards the faith“, with the theme of the brutal murder of 66 Herzegovinian Franciscans during World War II and the post-war period, was shown. This documentary was also presented in Posususje, Siroki Brijeg and Gorica - Sovici. (photos)