BIBLE READINGS

LITURGY OF THE PALMS
GOSPEL Matthew 21:1-11


Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to Matthew.
When they had come near Jerusalem and
had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of
Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying
to them, “Go into the village ahead of
you, and immediately you will find a
donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie
them and bring them to me. If anyone
says anything to you, just say this, ‘The
Lord needs them.’ And he will send
them immediately.” This took place to
fulfil what had been spoken through the
prophet, saying, “Tell the daughter of
Zion, Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had
directed them; they brought the donkey
and the colt, and put their cloaks on
them, and he sat on them. A very large
crowd spread their cloaks on the road,
and others cut branches from the trees
and spread them on the road. The crowds
that went ahead of him and that followed
were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of
David! Blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in
the highest heaven!” When he entered
Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil,
asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were
saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from
Nazareth in Galilee.”

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