19 April 2006

Olive-branch


I made this shot 2 weeks ago and I wanted 2 post it the right day : Palm Sunday ( 2 sunday ago) but some problems stopped me. This is a basket full of little consacreted peaces of olive-branch .
Olive-branch is Christian peace symbol and when it is consacreted (usually during Palm Sunday) U can use it one week after, during Easter day (tipically before easter lunch) for home giving the blessing. My father every easter time gives to all of us (family components) the God blessing before eating the sunday easter lunch.

Ho scattato questa foto 2 settimane fa e volevo postarla il giorno giusto ovvero la Domenica delle Palme ( 2 domeniche fà ) ma qualche problema me lo ha impedito. Questo è un cesto pieno di piccoli pezzi di rami d'ulivo benedetti.
Il ramo d'ulivo è un simbolo cristiano di pace e quando consacrato (generalmente durante la domenica delle palme) è possibile usarlo la domenica successiva (domenica di pasqua) per benedire il pranzo pasquale. Mio padre ogni domenica di pasqua ci benedice prima del pranzo di pasqua.

4 comments:

bob said...

Nice shot. Olve leaves and trees
have a lovely shape

Lorethian said...

Great shot with the Alter in the background.

Mark said...

Love it!

Rodney said...

Nice photo! I was in Rome last Easter and I did not know they used olive branches for Palm sunday. We attended mass and couldn't find any Palm leaves like we use here in the US. Great info.