Palm Sunday and Bagpipes



We gathered in the school gym across from the Cathedral as we do every year on this day.  The children are giddy as we pick out our palm fronds to wave.  Parishioners aren’t obstructed by pews, excited to see friends and family.  The gym is full of electricity as we look forward to join the processional across the street and into the church.  The Archbishop has come for this special occasion and blesses our palms.  We follow the cross, the Archbishop and our Priest out of the gym into the sunshine to proceed to the church, trumpets blasting on all sides of us. The children are in pure delight, waving the fronds as we sing joyfully “Hosanna!  Hosanna!  Hosanna in excelsis!”

As we approach the Cathedral, we stall as the pathway becomes narrow, there is a corridor ahead lined with the choir to join our singing.  The mood begins to shift as our gait slows, those nervous of crowds, tense as we are packed tighter to walk through the corridor ahead.  Then I hear it. On the other side of the Cathedral.  Bagpipes. I had forgotten.  Each year on Palm Sunday, a bagpiper in full regalia plays during this procession.  I don’t know if it is because I am part Scottish, as the sound of bagpipes stirs in me a sense of longing for a connection to a country and a family I never knew or if it is my association of bagpipes with funerals, but my heart drops.  I am reminded that at the end of this Holy Week, Christ will be on the cross.

I look at the joyous faces of the choir, eager to join the celebration, now appear jeering as I am reminded that this same jubilant crowd who welcomed Him into Jerusalem would be shouting “Crucify Him!” later in the week.  I begin to cry.  As if we are thinking the same thing, my 6-year-old looks up at me and asks “Mommy, did Jesus know He was going to die?” I answer, “Yes, son, He did.” I imagine myself as Christ on that donkey looking out on these faces with more compassion than I can muster.

I am reminded of my own faith, so enthusiastic and then waning. Even at the beginning of this Lenten season, I was so eager to give, to return to basics, to listen.  But…my excitement dwindled.  I know come Friday I would have been standing with the crowd calling for His death, even after celebrating His glory just days before.

We enter into the Cathedral to begin Mass viagra prix officiel.  In years past I have dreaded standing during the entire Luke reading accounting the entire Passion: Today it is the very least I can do to honor Him.  I enter Holy Week with a heavy heart but looking forward to saying “Alleluia” next Sunday for the 1st time in 40 days and truly meaning it.


cialis professional azithromycin 5 day dose pack viagra without a doctor prescription usa azithromycin eye drops viagra online effects of stopping finasteride acyclovir viagra canada finasteride 5mg zithromax dosage finasteride 5 mg tab what infections does ciprofloxacin treat sophia viagra what is acyclovir used for lexapro and weight loss utilisation viagra cialis patent expiration 2017 viagra kaufen ciprofloxacin drops cialis 20mg directions cheap levitra viagra activate viagra coupon acyclovir vs valacyclovir cialis without a doctor’s prescription azithromycin cipro cialis canadian pharmacy cialis alternative finasteride effets secondaires cialis reviews viagra without a doctor prescription viagra natural cipro antibiotic acyclovir ointment 5 cialis 5mg side effects of acyclovir cialis coupon 20 mg cipro dangers viagra vs cialis viagra sex cyalis what is cialis finasteride for hair loss cialis patent expiration escitalopram buying viagra finasteride for women finasteride 5mg tab levitra vs viagra viagra vs cialis levitra prices tamoxifen and bone pain azithromycin side effects zovirax dosage is lexapro a controlled substance lexapro generic azithromycin 250 mg treatment zovirax how much does cialis cost cialis 5 mg viamedic cialis canadian cialis cialis for bph female viagra acyclovir 800 mg what is cipro used for finasteride results azithromycin tablets acyclovir 800mg finasteride what is tamoxifen used for tamoxifen interaction zoloft vs lexapro lexapro vs wellbutrin levitra 20mg buy cialis ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution cialis 30 day sample viagra vs cialis vs levitra azithromycin 250 azithromycin liquid acyclovir 400 mg cialis samples overnight tamoxifen nebenwirkungen canada cialis azithromycine 250 mg ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets cost of cialis generic cialis cialis savings card levitra erfahrungen cipro antibiotics free cialis lexapro what is ciprofloxacin lexapro dosage over the counter viagra lexapro and weight gain azithromycin uses viagra for men discount cialis viagra single packs ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg ciprofloxacin post finasteride syndrome acyclovir dosing tamoxifen bijwerkingen thuoc azithromycin what does azithromycin treat cialis 20mg herbal viagra zithromax zithromax 500 mg how does lexapro work cialis effects cialis for daily use levitra 20 mg precio farmacia levitra without a doctor prescription finasteride side effects lexapro side effects in men viagra from canada viagra levitra rezeptfrei deutschland generic levitra vardenafil 20mg viagra uk levitra online viagra en ligne livraison 24h buy generic levitra viagra for sale uk lexapro para que sirve lexapro withdrawal symptoms what is azithromycin celexa vs lexapro viagra receptfritt what is escitalopram cialis canada buy cialis online lexapro dosing order viagra cipro side effects viagra sans ordonnance acyclovir dosage viagra generic levitra generic ciprofloxacin 250mg side effects lexapro cialis price viagra nebenwirkungen cipro side effects in elderly azithromycin medscape viagra ohne rezept auf rechnung where to buy viagra cipro and tendonitis cialis coupons tamoxifen side effects in women withdrawal from lexapro women viagra generic viagra 100mg cialis daily escitalopram 10 mg para que sirve escitalopram oxalate ciprofloxacin side effects lexapro dosages escitalopram 20 mg side effects of tamoxifen erectile dysfunction cialis equipe argentine viagra azithromycin three times a week cialis prices acyclovir dosage for cold sores cialis pills for sale azithromycin 250 mg azithromycin class lexapro side effects in women viagra substitute cipro uses levitra 10 mg prezzo wellbutrin and lexapro viagra costs lexapro vs celexa zithromax z-pak tamoxifen viagra price 9 levitra at walmart nolvadex ciprofloxacin dosage side effects of ciprofloxacin 500 mg common side effects of ciprofloxacin 500 mg azithromycin and alcohol pfizer viagra cipro drug class what is azithromycin for finasteride vs dutasteride azithromycine eg 500 mg bijsluiter viagra generico cialis trial propecia viagra side effects zovirax pills ciprofloxacin nebenwirkungen what is acyclovir azithromycin cost how to wean off lexapro viagra alternative cipro for uti generic for cialis vardenafil 20mg what does ciprofloxacin treat how does cialis work azithromycin without a doctor’s prescription side effects of viagra weaning off lexapro is ciprofloxacin a penicillin cialis 20 mg ciprofloxacin coverage price cialis stopping lexapro tamoxifen citrate viagra wikipedia antibiotic ciprofloxacin azithromycin dosage ciprofloxacin used for azithromycin 500 erfahrungen what is ciprofloxacin prescribed for ciprofloxacin 500mg lexapro vs zoloft how long for azithromycin to take effect viagra for women azithromycin for strep throat generic cialis tadalafil cialis otc ciprofloxacin 500 mg tabletten acyclovir cream side effects of azithromycin 250 mg azithromycin 250mg tablets 6 pack side effects of ciprofloxacin azithromycin coverage what is cipro cialis vs viagra liquid cialis finasteride efectos secundarios how long for lexapro to work levitra coupons buy viagra ciprofloxacin side effects in women azithromycin for pneumonia ciprofloxacin 500 mg finasteride dosage what is finasteride used for acyclovir for cold sores viagra on line online viagra viagra cialis online cialis cialis online cialis pricing acyclovir 800 mg 5 times a day what is viagra cialis dosage strengths how to use viagra tamoxifen side effects how does viagra work sex viagra for women viagra wiki what is azithromycin used for viagra samples what is ciprofloxacin used for cialis 30 day trial coupon ciprofloxacin side effects after age 60 ciprofloxacin dosierung zovirax for cold sores cialis cheap does lexapro cause weight gain cialis 5mg daily levitra lexapro withdrawal best price viagra lexapro 5mg cialis for men viagra vs cialis vs levitra what is cipro usually prescribed for cialis testimonials ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic cialis on line azithromycin 500mg 200 cialis coupon ciprofloxacin dose cialis coupons 2017 viagra tablet viagra pill cipro dosage viagra dosage what is lexapro side effects of lexapro 10 mg cialis dosage lexapro side effects ciprofloxacin hcl cialis pills finasteride hair loss finasteride 1mg cialis discount cialis or viagra cialis lexapro side effects men side effects of cialis discount viagra cialis copay card first few days on lexapro levitra bayer 20mg meilleur prix what does viagra do cialis side effects azithromycin drug class cealis escitalopram 10mg how does acyclovir work cialis coupons from manufacturer acyclovir medication azithromycin 500 cialis patent expiration date extended how to take cialis tamoxifen cost cialis tadalafil lexapro generic name cialis coupon print lexapro weight gain is azithromycin acyclovir for shingles natural viagra azithromycin 250mg tamoxifen and weight gain finasteride long term effects lexapro benefits for women finasteride tablets tamoxifen side effects in women over 55 finasteride 5 mg lexapro for anxiety viagra soft buy viagra online buy levitra online side effects of finasteride azithromycin vs erythromycin propecia side effects generic for lexapro viagra prices cilias levitra vs viagra for hardness escitalopram 10 mg ciprofloxacin 500mg antibiotics levitra dosage viagra pillen kruidvat azithromycin for uti pfizer viagra coupons from pfizer finasteride 5mg side effects mayo clinic tamoxifen lawsuits viagra for sale cialis pharmacy prices lexapro medication lexapro coupons finasteride reviews ciprofloxacin uses zovirax ointment lexapro 10 mg how to wean off lexapro without withdrawals ciprofloxacin bnf how long does viagra last lexapro 10mg cialis medication what bacteria does ciprofloxacin kill cost of viagra cialis dosage recommendations cialis for sale viagra pills cialis coupon zovirax cream daily cialis levitra prezzo in farmacia what does ciprofloxacin 500mg treat acyclovir 800 mg for shingles cialis generic availability finasteride permanent side effects canadian viagra levitra coupon cialis 10 mg ciprofloxacin eye drops lexapro 20mg cipro 500 cialis generic ciprofloxacin drug class what is finasteride levitra 20 mg von bayer azithromycin pediatric dosing cialis website viagra tesco lexapro bula azithromycin 500 mg what is acyclovir for levitra 20 mg cost walmart zithromax antibiotic viagra 100 mg generic cialis at walmart when will cialis go generic cheap cialis escitalopram side effects ciprofloxacin class what is lexapro for canada viagra what works better than viagra levitra vs viagra lexapro overdose vardenafil vs viagra azithromycin pregnancy category ciprofloxacin 500 mg for urinary tract infection finasteride side effects in men side effects of lexapro in women cialas cheap viagra levitra 20 mg tamoxifen therapy cialis voucher acyclovir 200mg azithromycine buy generic viagra effects of stopping lexapro suddenly ciprofloxacin hydrochloride cialis generic tadalafil free viagra viagra 100mg azithromycin pregnancy cialis free trial generic lexapro tamoxifen langzeitfolgen acyclovir ointment tamoxifen and foods to avoid cialis vs viagra generic viagra viagra coupons cialis cost cialis sample viagra effects levitra 20mg cost per pill viagra alternatives viagra tablets viagra 50mg what does finasteride do viagra 100mg tablets retail price acyclovir side effects lexapro manufacturer website lexapro reviews is azithromycin penicillin ciprofloxacin 500 lowest cialis prices wholesale cialis ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg tab viagra 100 ciprofloxacin 500mg antibiotics side effects ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg side effects escitalopram nebenwirkungen viagra on line no prec buy levitra acyclovir dose finasteride medication viagra ohne rezept aus deutschland lexapro and weight gain in women acyclovir 400mg ciprofloxacin spc what is tamoxifen cialis from canada is tamoxifen chemotherapy cialis for women what is lexapro used for viagra medicine cialis coupons printable cialis samples generic levitra viagra bestellen azithromycin tablet side effects of azithromycin azithromycin z pak ciprofloxacin for dogs how to get off lexapro finasteride 5mg side effects viagra cost side effects of lexapro escitalopram effets secondaires revatio vs viagra finasteride and enlarged prostate ciprofloxacin 250 mg side effects of finasteride 5mg lexapro and wellbutrin combination therapy