hosanna

EXPLANATION

Hosanna is the Greek form of a Hebrew expression, which originally meant “save us”, but in the gospels it becomes a shout of praise. When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, people called out to him “Hosanna”. The Auslan sign reflects the gospel’s use of the word.

DISTRIBUTION

The sign is known and used in the Catholic Deaf community in Melbourne.

Let us know if your Deaf community or church use this sign. Please tell us where in Australia you are, and the name or denomination of your church.

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EXPLANATION

Hosanna is the Greek form of a Hebrew expression, which originally meant “save us”, but in the gospels it becomes a shout of praise. When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, people called out to him “Hosanna”. The Auslan sign reflects the gospel’s use of the word.

DISTRIBUTION

The sign is known and used in the Catholic Deaf community in Sydney. The handshape is that of the letter “h” in the Irish Sign Language which the Dominican Sisters brought with them when they began the School for the Deaf in Waratah, NSW.

Let us know if your Deaf community or church use this sign. Please tell us where in Australia you are, and the name or denomination of your church.

The comment box is on the right of your screen.

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