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Palm Sunday Procession & Eucharist

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Blessing of Palms, Singing of the Passion and Eucharist for Palm Sunday with the Great Choir and The Becket Players.

Today we remember how crowds of people waving palm branches welcomed Jesus as king as he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, only days before he was arrested. Palm crosses will be distributed at all the services today.

The service begins near the Royal Garrison Church. Bring a branch or some greenery from home to wave as we process to the Cathedral where the service continues. The Choir sings the Passion, the account of Jesus’ arrest, trial and death. This year the Passion setting is by John Sanders from the Gospel according to Saint Mark, and the Communion setting is David Price’s Missa Orbis factor (for Choir, Organ and Strings).

Earlier Event: March 25
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Later Event: March 25
Choral Evensong for Palm Sunday