Church marking Holy Week
Yesterday signalled the start of Holy Week.
And members of St Stephen’s Anglican Church marked the occasion with a procession from Carlton Supermarket car park, Black Rock, St Michael, to the church following a brief liturgy.
Holy Week in Christianity is the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. It includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
Following a brief 15-minute service that was led by Reverend George Harewood shortly after 9 a.m., the assembled worshippers, including eager children, received palm leaves, some tied in the shape of a cross. Led by the altar servers, they walked to the church and joined in the second service.
The first service was held at 6:30 a.m. and attended by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and Lady Belgrave, who celebrated their wedding anniversary yesterday. Sir Elliott also celebrated his 82nd birthday earlier this month. (MM)