A rather blurry view of the sanctuary, waiting for Mass to begin. To secure a seat close to fans, I arrived almost an hour early. It was worth it.
Lining up for the veneration of the cross.
While waiting in line, I had time to admire the stained glass windows.
From the Stations of the Cross in the church parking lot.
5th Street (adjacent to the church) full of hopeful vendors looking to make a sale to the throngs of churchgoers. All this week at Mass we were warned that thieves and pickpockets would also be among the vendors so to be vigilant.
A much better shot of the parish and the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Living in the Philippines for a year brings the gift of experiencing faith through a new culture. I have been looking forward to experiencing Lent, Holy Week, and Easter with new eyes. Holy Week is now upon us but rather than give any commentary on the celebrations this week, I would like to simply share images. Below are photos from Palm Sunday.
Making and selling palm branches along Broadway Avenue
Many different styles
Palms in progress
With colourful paper flowers
Selling by the roadside
The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Palm Sunday