Vendor hopes to recover losses in last 2 years this Palm Sunday

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — As Catholics look forward to Palm Sunday that marks the official start of the Holy Week celebration now that pandemic restrictions have been eased, vendors like Nerry Vidal also hope to earn more…

Palma to Devotees: Give time this Holy Week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuano faithfuls are urged to give time to celebrate the essence of Holy Week. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma made this reminder during his Palm Sunday Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on March…

Holy Week walk with the Lord

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 03/28/2021

The story is told about an old man who was asked how he remained healthy. “Walking every day,” he said. When asked why his wife is healthy too, he said: “She walks too… to follow me, and…

The ‘palm tree’ is actually a grass giant and here are its uses

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/05/2020

Palm trees are exotic plants native to countries with warmer climates. With 2600 species, some varieties are suitable for use as houseplants to decorate homes. The most well-known varieties are the date palm and the coconut tree…

COVID-19 cancels ‘only’ the Lent activities, not the faith

Rosalie Abatayo 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The sight of faithful carrying palm fronds weaved as crosses to church on a Palm Sunday ushers the start of the Holy Week and nearing the end of the season of Lent. For…

Palm Sunday and palm crosses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Palm fronds or lukay is commonly used to produce hanging rice or puso –  an iconic Cebuano staple. But in Roman Catholicism, this symbolizes peace and victory. In most liturgical churches, it is…

Palma to Cebuano faithful: Value life amid the COVID-19 threat

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded Cebuano faithful of the need to value life while most parts of the world face the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Karun panahona tungod sa COVID-19, we…

Cebuanos told: Create palm fronds for Palm Sunday amid COVID-19 threats

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Devotees in Cebu are encouraged to create their own palm fronds in celebration of Palm Sunday this April 5, 2020. With the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in place for the entire island of…

Cebuanos urged: Watch, participate in Palm Sunday Mass, consecration of Cebu amid COVID-19 online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is encouraging Cebuanos to participate in venerating and consecrating Cebu to protect the island from further threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Garcia made this appeal at a…

‘Open your hearts, accept God’s love’

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/20/2016

Archbishop Palma celebrates Palm Sunday Mass, calls on faithful to reflect, repent, keep the faith Archbishop Jose Palma encouraged the faithful to be more reflective especially during the Holy Week. Palma, who officiated yesterday’s Palm Sunday Mass…

The week that changed the world

03/20/2016

Known to many, the Holy Week is the most sacred time of the year for Christians. But how well do lay people know about the events that are celebrated at churches to commemorate the passion, death, and…

‘Meditate on Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/19/2016

Catholics all over the world today mark the start of the Holy Week with the blessing of palm leaves. Palm or Passion Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry to Jerusalem, where people laid down their cloaks and small…

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