Sunday, April 2, 2023

Palm Sunday 2023

Jesus makes his triumphal entry into  Jerusalem
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" The next day the crowds who had come up for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took branches of palm and went out to meet him, shouting, 'Hosanna! Blessings on the King of Israel, who comes in the name of the Lord.' Jesus found a young donkey and mounted it -- as scripture says: Do not be afraid daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, mounted on the colt of a donkey.  At the time his disciples did not understand this, but later, after Jesus had been glorified, they remembered that this had been written about him and that this was in fact how they had received him. All who had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were telling how they had witnessed it: It was because of this, too, that the crowd came out to meet him: they had heard that he had given this sign.  Then the Pharisees said to one another, 'You see, there is nothing you can do; look, the whole world is running after him!'" (John 12:12-19)

Note: Scripture passage is from the  Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,