Sr. Dorcee has a really thoughtful post, On Entering Holy Week, that reminds us this is a week of love. Love is what makes the week holy. Yes, there is a lot going on this week and yet each day and each liturgy reminds us that we are loved. Each liturgy expresses that in a different way. On Palm Sunday love leads the way to … Continue reading Holy Week, Love Week
The collect and readings for today, Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, may be found here. Today’s liturgy brings together the palms and the passion with two readings from the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The following sermon is based on the Palm Sunday gospel, Matthew 21:1-11. When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two … Continue reading Jesus, The Man of Turmoil – A Sermon on Matthew 21:1-11, Palm Sunday
The collect and readings for The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, may be found here. The following sermon is based on the gospel for the Liturgy of the Palms, Luke 19:28-40. 28After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of … Continue reading Which Will It Be, Palms or Cloaks?
Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvation. He who came down from heaven to raise us from the depths of sin, to raise us with himself, we are told in Scripture, above every sovereignty, authority … Continue reading Spreading Our Life Before Jesus: St. Andrew of Crete’s Palm Sunday Sermon
Yesterday we celebrated the Proper Liturgy for the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday. One of the primary themes of this day is the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. This year the story of the triumphal entry came from Mark 11:1-11. The triumphal entry also marks our entry into Holy Week. During the blessing of the palms we prayed: On this day he entered the holy … Continue reading The Triumph of Palm Sunday