On Sunday, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, two Gospel passages are read. The first is that quoted below – the account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem riding over plam branches, which gives Palm Sunday its popular and briefer name. It is read before the Procession or, at least, Entrance of the Mass.
The second is the account of the Passion read during the Liturgy of the Word. This second reading will appear on this blog tomorrow.
When they were near Jerusalem and had come in sight of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village facing you, and you will immediately find a tethered donkey and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you are to say, “The Master needs them and will send them back directly”.’ This…
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