Egypt's Coptic-Christian community celebrates Palm Sunday

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018 - 09:50 GMT

Bishop of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church attends a mass on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry

Bishop of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church attends a mass on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry

CAIRO – 1 April 2018: Egypt's Coptic-Christian community celebrates Palm Sunday, symbolized by the palm frond, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

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Bishop of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church attends a mass on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry


Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese attended a mass on Sunday in Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo.



Holy Week, the lead up to Easter, is the final week of the great fast that lasts for 55 days. It begins with Palm Sunday, seven days before Easter, commemorating Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, a week before his crucifixion.

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Egyptian woman reads bible during the celebrations of Palm Sunday in Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry

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Egyptian woman, who wears a scarf, attends the celebrations of Palm Sunday in Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry



People gather, pray and perform religious ceremonies in churches, in addition to carrying palms to symbolize the ones that were sprinkled in front of the prophet, when he rode to Jerusalem.


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Egypt's Coptic-Christian community celebrates Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry



Copts carry palms to symbolize the ones that were sprinkled in front of the prophet during the celebration of Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud

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Copts carry palms to symbolize the ones that were sprinkled in front of the prophet during the celebration of Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud<


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Copts carry palms to symbolize the ones that were sprinkled in front of the prophet during the celebration of Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 – Egypttoday/Mahmoud

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