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St. Teresa's begins Holy Week with Palm Sunday service

St. Teresa's starts Holy Week (Source: WALB) St. Teresa's starts Holy Week (Source: WALB)
Increased attendance is anticipated on Palm Sunday (Source: WALB) Increased attendance is anticipated on Palm Sunday (Source: WALB)
Father Paulinus Okpela (Source: WALB) Father Paulinus Okpela (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week for Christians.

Palm Sunday symbolizes the day that the crowd laid palm branches in front of Jesus as he arrived in Jerusalem, just days before he was crucified.

Church officials say Palm Sunday is a time to reflect on Christ and the events leading up to Easter.

The congregation at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Albany participated in Palm Sunday with a procession, with each person walking in with palm leaves.

"We carry palms as a sign of victory, because Jesus is entering Jerusalem to establish victories for all Christians through his death and the resurrection," said Father Paulinus Okpela.

Church leaders said they usually see an increase in attendance during this time.

St. Teresa's Catholic Church will continue with events all throughout Holy Week, including the Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. on Good Friday and an Easter vigil next Sunday at 8 p.m.

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