The so-called "triumphal entry" of our Lord into Jerusalem is anything but a
triumph, as we can see from the tears shed by our Lord in Luke's parallel
account (Luke 19:41-44). Those who enthusiastically welcome Jesus to
Jerusalem as the "King of Israel" are some of the same people who, in a
week's time, will be crying out, "We have no king, but Caesar!". ...
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Bible Readings for
Palm Sunday (March 20)
Palm Sunday (March 20)
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6. Introduction: Palm Sunday
Jesus was on His way into Jerusalem on Sunday morning (Palm Sunday), to present
Himself as King of the Kingdom of Heaven. He began on foot from Bethany, which
is only about two miles from Jerusalem. ...
Palm Sunday: The Victory of Humility
Though the Divine Word was God, dwelling in the serene heights of heavenly
glory, he freely plunged to the depths of human misery, joining himself to
our frail nature, entering into our turbulent world. As if this act of
humility were not enough, he further humbled himself, accepting the status
of a slave. ...
The Word of the Day: 'Hosanna!'
Now what is the meaning of this word hosanna, as we have used it and heard
it being used? When the crowd at Jerusalem cried, "Hosanna!" and when we
here today sing, "Hosanna!" they and we are using it as an acclamation, an
ascription of praise. We are welcoming and praising Jesus as the great King.
Homily for Palm Sunday Mass
But what kind of a King is Jesus? Let us take a look at him: he is riding on
a donkey, he is not accompanied by a court, he is not surrounded by an army
as a symbol of power. He is received by humble people, simple folk. Jesus
does not enter the Holy City to receive the honors reserved to earthly
kings, to the powerful, to rulers; he enters to be scourged, insulted and
abused, as Isaiah foretold in Is 50:6. ...
A Palm Sunday Sermon
In the Gospels, we are presented with information about Jesus: what he did,
what he said, and who he was. But we are given very little information about
what he pondered in his heart. One exception is the forty day period of
temptation in the wilderness at the very beginning of his ministry…the forty
day period we now call the season of Lent. The other is his last night of
life in the Garden of Gethsemane…
Story of a Redeemed Donkey
III. General Weekly Features
Recipe: SPECULAAS (Dutch biscuits)
Speculaas, a Dutch biscuit, is very easy to make especially for a person who finds making biscuits a challenge. Make some for Easter. ...
Mango Strawberry Sunset
Goes well with your biscuits for Easter Entertaining. ...
Pesaha Appam Recipes
Pesaha appam is a traditional favorite especially in the
Northern Part of Kerala. If you haven't made them before make some this year
from the easy to make recipes listed here.
Recipe for Chorukka - Bitter Drink for Good Friday
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