Palm Patrimony

While we await photos from Orlando, two other American parishes have sent in photos of their Palm Sunday: two Texan parishes. The first set of photos are from the principle parish, Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston:

The custom of starting in violet and switching to red vestments for the Mass seems to be rarer these days, but wearing red vestments for the mass during Passiontide is always appropriate for Palm Sunday, and the principle parish of the American Ordinariate doesn't disappoint!

The next parish featured is St. Timothy's, Ft. Worth, which has a truly amazing story of faith if you haven't heard it. The parish and their pastor, Father Christopher Stainbrook, were a part of the Diocese of Ft. Worth that left as a whole from the Episcopal Church. But when the Diocese entered into the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), many Anglo-Catholics were very uncomfortable. Finally, the Ordinariates came along, which St. Timothy's knew was their calling home, and they responded to that call this past year.

This unfortunately meant that for them to be in full communion with the Holy See, they had to leave their property and most of their belongings behind, including most of the vestments (except Father Stainbrook's personal belongings), and all the Palm Sunday costumes and banners they use for their traditional Palm Sunday procession!

So these people decided to remake all the necessary items for Palm Sunday themselves to keep their parish tradition of the Palm Sunday procession alive!

If anyone has any more photos from Ordinariate parishes (or communities heading this way eventually!) please email them in, and I'll post them here! Holy Week is upon us now and a good time for many splendid photos! Send them in.


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