THE APOSTLES, AS GOOD JEWS, carried out processions and went on pilgrimages (CF. Ps 118:27). Jesus’ entrance into the Holy City on Palm Sunday is a beautiful example of a procession (Mt 21:1-9; Mk 11:1-10; Lk 19:28-40; Jn 12:12-19).
[In the Old Testament we already see] how David himself brought the Ark of the Covenant in procession: “David and all the Israelites were bringing up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy and the sound of the horn” (2 Sam 6:15; Cf. Ps 68:25-26; 1 Chr 15:14-16).
Joshua and the Jewish priests had also done so (Jos 3:1-4:18) and so conquered Jericho taking the Ark of the Covenant in procession (Jos 6:3-13).
Remember: the Catholic Church is the only Church personally founded by Christ (Mt 16:18-19); the only Church we can trace back to the time of Christ. Protestantism began 1500 years later.
Jorge Luis Zarazúa, Diez extendidas dudas (resueltas), Translated from the Spanish original, appearing in es.aleteia.org, January 9, 2019. With permission.