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A face of unity

As thousands of Christians across Sydney entered the holiest week in the year, Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches joined together in Punchbowl to mark Palm Sunday, commemorating Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The remarkable gathering also expressed the hope for greater unity and that, one day, ancient divisions will be overcome.

Thousands of Sydney Orthodox Christians and Catholics took advantage of a once-in-four-years alignment of liturgical calendars as they united to celebrate Palm Sunday last weekend.

The Palm Sunday procession on Highclere Avenue in Punchbowl saw around 5000 faithful from local Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic churches walk together to commemorate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

The alignment of Eastern and Western liturgical calendars meant that this year major Christian traditions were observing the same dates for Holy Week.     [Full Story]


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