"O Lord Jesus Christ, our King and Redeemer, in Whose honor we have borne these palms and gone on praising Thee with song and solemnity: mercifully grant that where ever these palms are taken, there the grace of Thy blessing may descend, and may every wickedness and trickery of the demons be frustrated; and may Thy right hand protect those it hath redeemed....Amen."
The welcome rain prevented us from having a procession outside the Cathedral, but we received our palms chanting, "Hosanna Filio David!" and singing the beautiful Gloria Laus:
"Glory, praise, and honor to Thee,
O King Christ, the Redeemer:
To Whom children poured their glad and sweet hosanna's song...
On Thy way to die,
They crowned Thee with praise;
We raise our song to Thee, now King on high..."
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