Palm Sunday processions

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Christians marked Palm Sunday from Augusta to the Holy Land on Sunday, holding masses and processions retracing Jesus’ return to Jerusalem.

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Mike Setzke, from left, and Pastor Earl Schafer lead the procession as the congregation from Advent Lutheran Church walk around the Church campus to celebrate Palm Sunday.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
Mike Setzke, from left, and Pastor Earl Schafer lead the procession as the congregation from Advent Lutheran Church walk around the Church campus to celebrate Palm Sunday.

In Jerusalem, the day’s events began with a mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – revered as the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

A service was also held in Bethlehem’s Nativity Church, atop Jesus’ birthplace.


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