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Chanting of 'Hosanna' fills town on Palm Sunday
Source: Chronicle News Service

Kangpokpi, April 10 2022: The harmonious chanting of 'Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna' filled the entire Christian-dominated Kangpokpi town on Sunday morning as the Christian community celebrated Palm Sunday with pomp and splendour commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday was celebrated across Kangpokpi district with gaiety and cheer.

Special services were held in all the churches in Kangpokpi town and Palm Sunday processions taken out along the National Highway 2.In the colourful procession, men and women, young and old, held twigs and tree branches and chanted, 'Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna, to the son of David', 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord', 'Hosanna in the highest heaven', on the top of their voices.

The celebration of Palm Sunday, especially, Palm Sunday procession had remained cancelled for the past two years in the town due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The Palm Sunday procession along the National Highway-2 was joined by Kangpokpi Christian Church, Kangpokpi Nepali Hindi Church, Christian Revival Church, Kuki Baptist Convention, Centre Church Kangpokpi, St Thomas Believer's Eastern Church, Kangpokpi, KCBC Kholmun, etc.

Elaborating on some of the significant days of the Holy Week or Passion Week, one of the pastors, participating in the procession, said that Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, historically the most sacred time of the year for Christians, and it is a reminder of the welcoming of Jesus into our hearts and of our willingness to follow him.

Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday is a day when Christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus.

He then elaborated on Good Friday as a day that marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, while adding that it is a solemn day on which Christians recall the death of Jesus and promise of hope and new life.

The pastor continued that many Christians on Good Friday see the suffering of Jesus as a reminder of the suffering of people in today's world.

While elaborating on Easter Sunday, the Pastor stated that it is the greatest and most festive event in the Christian calendar worldwide.

Though our society puts a major emphasis on Christmas, no other day is traditionally as sacred for the Christian community as Easter because on this day Christians commemorate the resurrection of Christ, he added.


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