We acknowledge with gratitude that we are standing on the

traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh.

A Bit About Us

Everyone is welcome at our intimate little Anglican Church.

We are located at 2640 Goheen Street, Prince George, BC, Canada

We meet, and invite you to join us, for

  • Holy Eucharist Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 
  • Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Reflections on Scripture readings for the day posted on our Facebook page

We invite you to celebrate God's creation with us when we worship together, or to visit our labyrinth and quiet garden for some personal time with God.

We pray for others.  If you need our prayers, visit our Contact page for how best to contact us.

Our Outreach

Prince George New Hope Society
princegeorgenewhopesociety.ca
PG New Hope Society Facebook page

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
https://pwrdf.org/ 
https://www.facebook.com/pwrdfcan 

Salvation Army Foodbank
https://www.sapg.ca/services/food-bank

Shepherd's Corner
https://www.pgdiocese.bc.ca/shepherds-corner/

Soup Bus
Sunday mid-day meals distributed from St. Vincent de Paul 

St. Vincent de Paul
http://ssvdppg.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/Society-of-St-Vincent-de-Paul-PG-210338032488672/

Help us Help Others

We welcome your financial support for our outreach or our parish via CanadaHelps.

Donate @ CanadaHelps

Palm Sunday is VERY Special
Mar 19, 2024

Palm Sunday

Orthodox congregation with palm fronds in India celebrating Palm
Palm Sunday, in the Christian tradition, the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It is associated in many churches with the blessing and procession of palms (leaves of the date palm or twigs from locally available trees).
These special ceremonies were taking place toward Sunday. the end of the 4th century in Jerusalem and are
described in the travelogue Peregrinatio Etheriae (The Pilgrimage of Etheria). In the West the earliest evidence of the ceremonies is found in

the Bobbio Sacramentary (8th century). During the Middle Ages the ceremony for the blessing of the palms was elaborate: the procession began in one church, went to a church in which the palms were blessed, and returned to the church in which the procession had originated for the singing of the liturgy. The principal feature of the liturgy that followed the procession was the chanting by three deacons of the account of the Passion of Christ (Matthew 26:36–27:54). Musical settings for the crowd parts were sometimes sung by the choir. After reforms of the Roman Catholic liturgies in 1955 and 1969, the ceremonies were somewhat simplified in order to emphasize the suffering and death of Christ.

The day is now called officially Passion Sunday. The liturgy begins with a blessing and procession of palms, but prime attention is given to a lengthy reading of the Passion, with parts taken by the priest, lectors, and congregation. The palms are often taken home by the members of the congregation to serve as sacramentals (sacred signs of the sacraments), and some of them are burned the following year to serve as the ashes for Ash Wednesday.

In the Byzantine liturgy the Eucharist on Palm Sunday is followed by a procession in which the priest carries the icon representing the events being commemorated. In the Anglican churches some of the traditional ceremonies were revived in the 19th century. The majority of Protestant churches, while celebrating the day without ritual ceremonies, give palms increasing prominence.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia BritannicaThis article was most recently revised and updated by Meg Matthias.
Citation Information
Article Title: Palm Sunday
Website Name: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Date Published: 29 February 2024
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