Palm Sunday Procession at St.Mary’s episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow

Palm Sunday Procession 2014

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:41 AM PDT

Here’s a wee video of the Palm Sunday Procession at St Mary’s this year.

I promised people something extra this year. For some reason, people thought I had booked a donkey.

Well, anyone can book a donkey.

Here’s what happened. Many thanks to the guys from the wonderful Clanadonia for making this year’s procession so memorable.


What a wonderful Hibernian Celebration of Palm Sunday with the long Procession of clergy and congregation of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral  in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Provost, Father Kelvin Holdsworth, always innovative in his eirenic ministry at the SEC Cathedral in the heart of Scotland’s Glaswegian community, has encouraged the local people to celebrate the Palm Sunday Liturgy in a particularly Scottish way. If the Haggis can be ‘piped in’ to celebrate Robbie Burns, then surely the Entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem can be celebrated with at least an equivalent dignity! 

And what a joyful scene, headed by the two pipers and accompanied by drums, clergy and people of St. Mary’s processed around the church with Palm Crosses – and even a trio of dogs – to greet the Messiah on His ride into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week.

And, don’t you just love the spectacle of the Deacon and Sub-Deacon of the Mass dancing and waving their Palms at the end of the lengthy procession? Even the thunder and lightening seemed to join in, too.

Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.
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