Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Palm Sunday (or Olive Sunday), Ambrosian Rite

In the Ambrosian liturgical tradition what we Romans refer to as "Holy Week" is called the Hedomada Authentica (to read more about this, see part one of Nicola's excellent series on Easter in the Ambrosian rite); further, whereas in the Roman rite Holy Week sees various liturgical colours used -- including violet, red (since Pius XII's Holy Week reforms and, of course, the Pauline reform of the Roman Missal), white and black -- in the Ambrosian tradition the liturgical colour for the entire week, or more precisely, beginning the Saturday after the 5th Sunday in Lent, referred to as in Traditione Symboli, inclusive of part of the liturgy of the Easter Vigil, is red. (For more on the liturgical colours of Lent and "Holy Week" in the Ambrosian rite, see Nicola's informative article: Liturgical Colours for Lent in the Ambrosian Tradition)

Here are some Palm Sunday photos from the Ambrosian rite celebrated in Legnano.

Image source: Dominica Palmarum | Collegium Liturgicum Sancti Ambrosii Episcopi

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