Palm Sunday - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Palm Sunday

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Pope guides locked-down world through virtual Easter

Apr 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'We can either get depressed and alienated... or we can get creative,' says Pope Francis

VIRTUAL HOLY WEEK. This handout photo taken and released on April 8, 2020 by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis (C) speaking during a weekly live broadcast private audience in the library of the Apostolic palace at The Vatican. AFP Photo/Vatican Media

[REFLECTIONS] Holy Week and COVID-19: Embracing uncertainty

Apr 07, 2020 - 5:17 PM

We cannot and must not escape this reality of uncertainty. We have to face it, pray over it, and wrestle with it – and perhaps let go of the need to know why.

[REFLECTIONS] Business temporarily closed: Jesus, what now?

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:39 PM

It was like God was telling me: 'Kirk, you guys claim that your business is about me, that everything you do is for me. Put your money where your mouth is.'

Close to their flock, at a distance: Priests find ways to bless 'palaspas'

Apr 05, 2020 - 8:35 PM

'Let it be a statement of hope: There is going to be new life, new creation, after COVID-19,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

PALM SUNDAY. Carmelite priest Father Gilbert Billena blesses the palm fronds of residents in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, as Masses remain suspended on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Palm Sunday 2020 with Pope Francis

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:57 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the online Palm Sunday Mass led by Pope Francis, live from Vatican City at 5 pm (Manila time)

LIVE: Palm Sunday 2020 with Cardinal Tagle

Apr 05, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle leads an online Palm Sunday Mass at 2 pm, Manila time, from the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome

[REFLECTIONS] Don’t get tired of waving your palms

Apr 05, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Proclaim our coming victory over this pandemic, a victory only possible if we don't give up on ourselves, if we don't give up on each other, if we don't give up on God

Catholics in quarantine mark first online Holy Week

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:28 AM

‘There is still the Holy Week but we celebrate it differently, and hopefully, more deeply,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila

Parishioners of St. Peter Parish in Quezon City pray in front of a cross outside the church on April 4, 2020, as the parish distributes palm fronds for free on the eve of the start of the Holy Week. Celebration inside the church is not allowed since the start of the enhanced community quarantine to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Holy Week 2020: Mass readings for Palm Sunday

Apr 04, 2020 - 11:20 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2020

IN PHOTOS: From churches to jails, Filipinos mark Palm Sunday 2019

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Here's how Filipinos observed Palm Sunday 2019 in different places of worship across the Philippines

BLESS US. Inmates at the Manila City Jail wave their palm fronds, and raise their hands, as they pray for blessings on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tagle on Palm Sunday 2019: Follow humble leaders

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle warns against the 'more attractive' tendency to follow the high and mighty

HUMILITY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the Palm Sunday Mass at the Manila Cathedral on April 14, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

TRANSCRIPT: Cardinal Tagle's homily on Palm Sunday 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:04 PM

'Sa panahon natin ngayon, kay dami-raming sumusunod sa mga hari na ang ginagamit ay dahas, armas, pananakot – kapos na kapos sa pag-unawa at pakikiisa sa mga mahihina'

PALM SUNDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of palms outside the Manila Cathedral on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Holy Week 2018: Passion for stewardship

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?

Pope Francis urges young people not to remain silent

Mar 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders, so often corrupt, keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?' Pope Francis asks

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, March 19-25, 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Tagle hits violent, arrogant 'kings' on Palm Sunday 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - 9:33 AM

'Tinatanong tayo ni Pilato: Sino ang pipiliin ninyo – ang mga Barabas ng panahon ngayon, o si Hesus, ang Hari?' says Cardinal Tagle as Holy Week 2018 begins

PALM SUNDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the celebration of Palm Sunday which mark marks the start of Holy Week at The Manila Cathedral. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Holy Week 2018 begins with Palm Sunday rites

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:44 AM

Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of palm fronds (palaspas) outside the Manila Cathedral, while the same ritual takes place in other Philippine churches

HOLY WEEK. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Palm Sunday rites at the Manila Cathedral on March 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Palm Sunday

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:03 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2018

IN PHOTOS: Palaspas makers prepare for Palm Sunday

Mar 24, 2018 - 4:29 PM

In different parts of the country, some people can be seen near churches, busy adorning palm fronds ahead of Palm Sunday

ALL THE WAY FROM QUEZON. Palaspas makers from Quezon work on their creations in front of Sto Domingo Church in Quezon City ahead of Palm Sunday. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ANIMATION: How do Filipinos observe Holy Week?

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Ever wondered why the dates for Holy Week change? Check out this video!

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

WATCH: Palm Sunday in the Philippines

Apr 09, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Filipinos flock to churches nationwide in keeping with the Lenten tradition

Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 43 in Egypt

Apr 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

4th UPDATE The Islamic State claims responsibility for the twin attacks on Egypt s Coptic Christian minority

ATTACKED. A general view shows people gathering outside the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo, after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017. Khaled Desouki/AFP

Palm on the run: A reflection on faith and tradition

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Being away from a predominantly Catholic country is a humbling lesson in being a minority

My Catholic life

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Tradition is one thing and religion is another

Youth pick '$30 M' over Mass; Tagle bothered

Apr 14, 2014 - 1:54 PM

At the start of Holy Week the Manila archbishop says Catholics should set their priorities straight

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Mass on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Pope Francis kicks off Holy Week with Palm Sunday mass

Apr 13, 2014 - 8:21 PM

Pope Francis urged the faithful to ask themselves if they were like the other disciples who wanted to resolve everything by the sword or like Judas who pretended to love Jesus kissing him before betraying him

PALM SUNDAY. Pope Francis greets the crowd at the end of the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's Square, Vatican City. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

On Palm Sunday, devotees attend mass, watch Pacquiao fight

Apr 13, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Despite Manny Pacquiao s much hyped return to the ring people still attended the Palm Sunday mass to mark the start of the Holy Week

RH law: Thoughts for Palm Sunday

Apr 13, 2014 - 10:06 AM

The message of Easter is one of life reborn of the potential for new life Regardless of what the justices have ruled we should not forget that we honor God by honoring the gift of life




IN PHOTOS: Holy Week in Cebu

Mar 30, 2013 - 8:13 PM

Andrei Amodia chronicles observance of Holy Week in Cebu

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu