Collect: Palm Sunday
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
The Liturgy of the Palms
The Liturgy of the Passion
“(There is quite a) distance between apparent public success and personal commitment. Jesus stays the course until the end, we see, and so must we, despite all other pressures, both internal and social, to the contrary. . . . (Here) we trace the struggle, one scene at a time, between the Word of God and the ways of the world.
Isaiah 50:4-9. . . Our reading tells of the servant who speaks for the Lord and suffers persecution, but still trust in God’s help and vindication.
Philippians 2:5-11 . . . From one of the earliest Christian hymns we hear how Christ Jesus accepted the condition of a servant, was obedient even to the of death, and was then given the name above every name.