Between the Palms and the Passion is Vulnerability

In some ways today feels like one of confusion and contradiction. Our readings begin on “a colt that has never been ridden” and end “in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid.” The disciples “praise God joyfully…

Christ is Risen, Christos Anesti – A Collection of Holy Week Postings

Christos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patisas, kai tis en tis mnimasi zoin harisamenos. Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. The following is a collection of postings…

Emptying and Embodying – A Sermon for Palm Sunday; Mark 11:1-11

The collect and readings for The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, Year B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 11:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11. Today is a strange mixture of gospel readings, emotions, and contrast.…

Jesus, The Man of Turmoil – A Sermon on Matthew 21:1-11, Palm Sunday

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…

Which Will It Be, Palms or Cloaks?

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…

Spreading Our Life Before Jesus: St. Andrew of Crete’s Palm Sunday Sermon

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…

The Triumph of Palm Sunday

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.…

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