Pope Francis’ inclusion of women in a Holy Week ceremony that was previously reserved for men has agitated church traditionalists who are asking, what’s next?
At the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal church in South Philadelphia, Holy Week began with a palm procession led by children.
Christians in Philadelphia celebrated Palm Sunday at church services this Sunday morning.
The Catholic Church in Philadelphia began marking the holiest week on the Christian calendar on Thursday, under the cloud of the priest sexual abuse scandal.
Christians around the world celebrated Palm Sunday, which commemorates Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In Philadelphia, an Old City church made it a day of joy and contemplation.