The Christian Community once again expressed its solidarity and ecumenism by joining together in a massive procession in the city of Amritsar to mark the entry of our Lord Jesus into the Holy City of Jerusalem. The procession was jointly organised by the Church of North India, the Salvation Army Church, the Roman Catholic Church and many other Christian congregations throughout the Districts of Amritsar and Gurdaspur in Punjab.
The procession was led by: Bishop P K Samantaroy, Bishop of Amritsar; Major Manga Masir, Division Commander of the Salvation Army Church; and Fr Daniel Gill of the Roman Catholic Church. About 5,000 people comprising children, women, young and old men headed towards St Paul's Church, Amritsar, shouting slogans of peace among people of all faiths and religious affiliations. Prayers for peace and harmony in the world were held at various places during the procession.
The processionists were also welcomed at various localities and provided drinking water on the way. The youth played a very commendable role in maintaining discipline and decorum of this great religious event with full commitment and dedication. It was a great experience of the larger Christian Fellowship and sharing beyond all denominational and cultural barriers and an occasion for unity, witness and service for the Glory of God.
Article from: The North India Church Review