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Palm Sunday surprise

[ by Charles Cameron — with Holy Week good wishes ]

What drives us is narrative. Narrative is (generally speaking) sequential in time. Sequence in time is marked on calendars. One purpose of calendars is to make each day sacred in its measure.

Today is Palm Sunday in the Christian calendar; I wish all ZP readers a profound and safe Holy Week to follow..

5 Responses to “Palm Sunday surprise”

  1. Jim Gant Says:

    Thank you Charles…and the same to you.

  2. Charles Cameron Says:

    Two more related posts coming up, Jim:
    Cherry blossom season 01: scitech & artpo, two ways of seeing
    Cherry blossom season 02: cherry blossoms and kamikaze, Palm Sunday and istishhad

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  5. Charles Cameron Says:

    My friend Damian Thompson, blogging at The Spectator::

    Egypt’s Palm Sunday massacre is an attack on Christianity
    At 9.30 this morning, during Mass at St George’s Church in Tanto, north of Cairo, Coptic Christians were celebrating the joyful entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. And then, in the twinkling of an eye, He was welcoming at least 25 of them into His kingdom, as a bomb went off inside the church.
    That, at least, is what hundreds of millions of Christians believe; as Holy Week begins. They will be praying for the slaughtered men, women and children of St Mark’s – and also for the victims of a suicide bombing outside St Mark’s Cathedral, Alexandria, soon afterwards. As I write, the death toll from the second attack is reported to have risen to 18. Let us hope that they also remember the 28 people who died in St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Alexandria, as recently as last December. And the 21 Coptic worshippers murdered at another Coptic Church in Alexandra at the New Year’s Mass on the first day of 2011.
    Today a spokesman for the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs tweeted that the Palm Sunday massacres were ‘another obnoxious but failed attempts against all Egyptians’. Really? It looks to me like an attack on Christians simply because they are Christians. It would be equally fatuous to claim that Boko Haram’s unrelenting slaughter of Christians is directed ‘against all Nigerians’.

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