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Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)

March 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Holy Week, Liturgy

TriumphalEntryIntoJerusalem

Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)

Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem. As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. He said, “Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. And if anyone should ask you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you will answer, ‘The Master has need of it.’” So those who had been sent went off and found everything just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying this colt?” They answered, “The Master has need of it.” So they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the colt, and helped Jesus to mount. As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He said in reply, “I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!”
Luke 19:28-40

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Art: Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, from 1890-1918, Nikolay Koshelev, PD; Wikimedia Commons.

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About Ariel McKinney

Ariel is a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in vocal performance and opera. She is a fervent Catholic who enjoys all that is artistic and beautiful; she also has her own photography business, Song of Songs Photography. www.songofsongsphotography.com

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  • LizEst

    “We who have been baptized into Christ must ourselves be the garments we spread before him….let us present the conqueror of death, not with mere branches of palms but with the real rewards of his victory. Let our souls take the place of welcoming branches as we join today in the children’s holy song: “Blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the king of Israel.” From a sermon by Saint Andrew of Crete, bishop (Oratio 9 in ramos palmarum: PG 97, 990-994), Second Reading, Office of Readings, Passion Sunday, Liturgy of the Hours.

    A good and blessed Passion Sunday to all! Thank you for this beautiful art, Ariel. Who is the artist? What is the title of this?

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