Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent. Sometimes called Passion Sunday, it is marked by the full reading of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


Is 50: 4-7   I did not cover my face against insult and I know I will not be ashamed. 

Ps 21: 8-9, 17-20, 23-24      My God, my God why have you abandoned me?

Phil 2: 6-11    He humbled himself to become like us and God raised him on high.

Lk 22:14-23:56:    The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

‘As they were leading him away they seized on a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and laid on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.'

Luke 23:26

Do you think Jesus said anything to Simon?

Jesus is looking towards you. Take time to ponder this moment as we enter Holy Week.


Prayers of Intercession (starters):

For the grace to accompany others: that like Simon, God will help us to enter the suffering in the lives of those around us and assist them with their burdens.

E te Ariki. Response: Whakarongo mai rā ki a mātou

For the Church: that we may commend our lives to God every day and be renewed in spirit by the faithful presence of Jesus Christ who is God-with-us.

E te Ariki. Response: Whakarongo mai rā ki a mātou


 What might Jesus be saying to you this day?



Chant. Psalm 22: 1-23   Antiphon: My God, my God why have you abandoned me? 

Listen HERE. (Dur 4.32) Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Missionaries


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