I did not cover my face against insult: I know I shall not be shamed.
Psalm 21(22):8–9, 17–20, 23–24
R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Christ humbled himself but God raised him high.
Christ became obedient for us even to death, dying on the cross.
Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above all other names.
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Images from the Word
- Crucified him
- Into your hands
- My help
- On a cross
This Sunday the people of God gather with branches after the opening chant to sign themselves with the sign of the cross and exchange the usual greeting. Then we hear:
With all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city for our salvation, following in his footsteps, so that, being made by his grace partakers of the Cross, we may have a share also in his Resurrection and in his life.—Palm Sunday Procession, §5
Blessed by water and the proclamation of the Gospel, the community move in song into the body of the church for the celebration of word and sacrament. The proclamation of the Gospel will be without candles, incense, greetings or signing. We the people of the paschal mystery then move to Communion in that very sacrifice.