Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday 2019

Jesus' Triumphal entry into Jerusalem
[Image above is a photo of a 14th century fresco in the Collegiata of San Gimignano, Italy having ID 100536750 © Jorisvo |]

"As they were untying the colt, its owner said, 'Why are you untying that colt?' and they answered 'The Master needs it'.  So they took the colt to Jesus, and throwing their garments over its back they helped Jesus on to it.  As he moved off, people spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole group of disciples joyfully began to praise God at the top of their voices for all the miracles they had seen.  They cried out:

'Blessings on the King who comes,
in the name of the lord!
Peace in heaven
and glory in the highest heaven!'

Some Pharisees in the crowd said to him, 'Master, check your disciples', but he answered, 'I tell you, if these keep silence the stones will cry out'."

[Passage is from Luke 19:33-40, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]