Eyes on the Ground: Christians mark Palm Sunday while observing lockdown directive

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Sun, 5 Apr 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Sunday before Easter is always marked as Palm Sunday all over the world, to remember the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem before his crucifixion.

With the 2020 Easter celebration falling on 12th April, churches in Ghana were expected to be decorated with braided palm branches as is usually done today, 5th April.

But that wasn’t the case when GhanaWeb visited some churches in Accra.

In accordance with the president’s lockdown directive and the ban on social gatherings, these churches were closed and the members who would have attended service with their own little braided palm fronds were also absent.

But that doesn’t mean the day is passing by without Christians marking Palm Sunday.

Christians in the country were urged to decorate the frontal of their homes with the palm fronds they would have attended service with today as they join their various church services via social media.

So, when we found the churches bare, we hit town to see if anyone had joined in the celebration or they were just mourning the existence of the Coronavirus pandemic which has denied them gathering to worship.

It was a sight to behold as several people in Avenor and Apenkwa had taken their time to places braided palm fronds at either their main gates or front doors.

Others had gone the extra mile to put some of the palm leaves on their cars to mark the day.

So yes, Christians in Accra, like other parts of the world are not meeting to celebrate the 2020 Palm Sunday but in their various homes, they are proving they don't need a gathering to celebrate.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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