Videos and service leaflets are beginning to appear across the Internet from last Sunday’s Palm Sunday Services.
At Notre Dame de Paris, the entrance rite begins with the bishop knocking at the Cathedral’s front doors with his crosier as the choir responds with acclamations from Psalm 23. After the third set of knocking, the great doors are opened, accompanied by a stunning improvisation played by Olivier Latry. The first Gospel reading is proclaimed as the deacon stands over the baptismal font – a very powerful use of symbol. A full service bulletin (in .pdf format) is available here.
At Trinity Wall Street (Episcopal) in New York City, the liturgy began at nearby St. Paul’s Chapel with the blessing of palms and processed down Broadway to Trinity Church. The reading of the Passion was chanted in a stunning improvisational style by members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. A full service bulletin (in .pdf format) is available here.
Do you know of any other good examples of Palm Sunday liturgies out there? Did you do anything unique in your parish? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!