Candle Lighting – Palm Sunday, Year C, 2010

The lite Christ candle is surrounded by six lite purple candles.

The lite Christ candle is surrounded by six lite purple candles.

 

NOTE:  The colour for Palm Sunday is red as we begin Holy Week, our highest holy

            time.  We mark this change by placing a red placemat underneath the

            Lenten table centerpiece.

 

Light the Christ candle and the five purple candles.

Light the sixth purple candle.

 

Question:  Why do we light this candle?

Response:    We light this candle to honour Jesus, the one who comes in the

                      name of the Lord.

 

Read:    Luke 19: 28-40

 

Reflect:   Jesus comes to Jerusalem, the seat of power in Israel, in peace, riding 

               on a donkey.  What kind of peace is Jesus offering?

 

Pray:     Blessed are You, our servant King, who comes in the name of the

              Lord!  May we lay down our very lives in Your Way of peace.   Amen.

 

Sing:   Sing together a praise song for Palm Sunday, such as

           All Glory, Laud and Honour.

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