is that there is a series of processions.
On Palm Sunday, the people are invited to enter the church
in procession – just as Jesus entered Jerusalem long ago.
On Holy Thursday, the priest and the people carry the Eucharist
from the main altar to a side altar –
recalling the journey Jesus and the apostles took
from the Upper Room, to the Garden of Gesthemane.
On Good Friday, the Cross is carried in procession
so that we can adore the instrument of our Savior’s suffering,
and our redemption.
And at the Easter Vigil, there are two: the Easter Candle,
representing the light of Christ,
is brought into the pitch-black church;
and then those who are seeking Christ
are led by that same light to be baptized.
What does it mean?
It means that you and I are invited to walk this week with Jesus.
We remember the journey he took from heaven, to Mary’s womb,
to Bethlehem, to Jerusalem, to the Cross, to the tomb, and to life.
Don’t be a spectator! Let’s walk with him. It’s a hard journey,
but we’re walking with Jesus; we’re walking to life!