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Palm Sunday, At the Procession with Palms

April 2, 2023

Year A - Lectionary [37]

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Matthew 21:1-11 | Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!

When they drew near to Jerusalem 

and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, 

Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, 

‘Go into the village facing you, 

and immediately you will find an ass tied,

and a colt with her: untie them and bring them to me. 

If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 

“The Lord has need of them,”

and he will send them immediately.’

This took place to fulfil

what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

‘Tell the daughter of Sion, 

Behold, your king is coming to you, 

humble, and mounted on an ass, 

and on a colt, the foal of an ass.’

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;

they brought the ass and the colt,

and put their garments on them, and he sat thereon.

Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road,

and others cut branches from the trees

and spread them on the road.

And the crowds that went before him

and that followed him shouted,

‘Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest!’

And when he entered Jerusalem,

all the city was stirred, saying, ‘Who is this?’

And the crowds said,

‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.’


'Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers'

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