Churches in the area held the first of the Holy Week services, a week when people commemorate and contemplate on events that led to the condemnation, suffering and death of Jesus.
At Catholic churches, the community held up blessed palms, went in a procession before entering the church, a symbolic act of recreating events that led to Jesus’ condemnation.
But since the pandemic rules are in place, the procession was limited to the church campus. This was the case at San Thome Cathedral, and at the churches in Luz and in R. A. Puram from where we received reports.
However, while seniors and nuns all wore masks many others did not as seen at Cathedral which draws a large community at the core Masses.