Skip to comments.Palm Sunday and the pandemic: sanitized fronds, clergy in protective garb and live streams
Posted on 04/04/2020 2:38:15 PM PDT by Libloather
(CNN) The coronavirus pandemic has challenged Christian churches to find socially distant ways to launch Holy Week on Palm Sunday.
Also known as Passion Sunday, the day recounts the biblical story of Jesus' triumphant arrival in Jerusalem before his crucifixion, with palm leaves and clothing laid in his path. It comes on the last Sunday of Lent and first day of Holy Week.
Before the deadly pandemic's social distancing guidelines altered life across America, Christians often celebrated with processions and the distribution of palm leaves.
So faith leaders throughout the country have come up with new ways to observe the holy day -- from streaming video and audio to fronds dipped in bleach to volunteers in protective garb handing out sanitized palms to passing cars.
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Necessity is the mother of invention. So the saying goes.
How did humans possibly survive all these years. This stuff is just getting out of control in my opinion.
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