Sunday is Palm Sunday or, as termed in the Missal, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.
The day marks the Resurrection – as does every Sunday – and this Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, most particularly Jesus’ joyful entry into Jerusalem which began that fateful and saving week in which our salvation was won.
In addition to the opening Gospel which reminds of the entry into Jerusalem, teh hear a longer extract from Luke’s Gospel which treats of the Passion.
There are two versions authorised for use, the shorter, which is given here, and the longer which seems to be the most commonly used.
The elders of the people and the chief priests and scribes rose, and they brought Jesus before Pilate.
They began their accusation by saying, ‘We found this man inciting our people to revolt, opposing payment of the tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be…
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