We had a good Palm Sunday at the Cathedral.  As usual for a big holiday, we had a huge turnout.  Between giving communion and handing out palm crosses I did feel like my hand was going to fall off!  The Philoptochos had a bake sale – all those tsourekia and koulourakia that I blogged about last week – and to give you an idea of how quickly things sold, I saw no trace of them by the time I finally left church (admittedly, it took a while to get out).   We went afterwards to the Coral to celebrate Vaia’s name day, and as always on Palm Sunday after church the place was filled with parishioners.   I took a monster nap after going home and was fresh and ready for the Bridegroom service at night.  We had around 100 people at church in the evening – not bad for a traditionally low-attendance service.    One new wrinkle that we have added this year is having myrrh-bearers for all three Bridegroom services and not just for Sunday night.  You can read Fr. Calivas’s write-up on the these services here.

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