Switzerland 2018. I am an african priest in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Barbengo. Church «San Carlo». Don Gerald Chukwudi Ani is a catholic priest from Nigeria (Africa). He is celebrating the holy mass on Palm Sunday which is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. In the  Catholic Church, worship services on Palm Sunday include a procession of the faithful carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem. The difficulty of procuring palms in unfavorable climates led to their substitution with branches of native trees, including box, olive, willow, and yew.  A chalice or goblet is a footed cup intended to hold a drink. In religious practice, a chalice is often used for drinking during a ceremony or may carry a certain symbolic meaning. A paten, or diskos, is a small plate, usually made of silver or gold, used to hold Eucharistic bread which is to be consecrated. It is generally used during the service itself, while the reserved sacrament are stored in the tabernacle in a ciborium. An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy. A young male altar server is commonly called an altar boy, whereas a young female altar server is commonly called an altar girl. 25.03.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef