Skip to comments.HOSANNA (Palm) SUNDAY - Shanini Sunday
Posted on 03/15/2008 4:28:51 PM PDT by NYer
MAZMOORO (Psalm of the Readings)
The one who rides the clouds, today rides a donkey.
He whom heaven and earth bless,
is blessed today by the mouths of children.
The stone rejected by the builders has become the corrnerstone
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Glory to you who gave up the chariot of the cherubim
to ride on a poor donkey.
This Sunday takes its name from the joyful shouts of the children of Israel as Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in triumph, crying out Hosanna, which means, Save us now, we pray! They also shouted out: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Jesus was thus greeted as the Savior of Israel, the Messiah and Lord.
The procession with the palms and olive branches that takes place on this day, originated in Jerusalem as a commemoration of Christs triumphant entrance into the Holy City. By the fourth century the Church in Jerusalem gathered each year to recall the Lords entrance into Jerusalem. The faithful gathered on the Mount of Olives with their bishop. There they sang psalms and hymns and listened to readings from the Old Testament and to the gospel account of the Lords entry into the city. Late in the afternoon they went in procession from the Mount of Olives to the city of Jerusalem. The parents carried their children on their shoulders and all waved branches of palm and olive trees as they cried out: Hosanna! and Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Upon entering the city they wen to the Church of the Resurrection which was built over the tomb of the Lord, where they ultimately celebrated the eucharist.
As we prepare for the great week of the Lords passion and death, we begin by recalling that Jesus was first rightly greeted by the crowds as their Messiah. These same crowds that today cried Hosanna, would later shout, Crucify him. However, the Lords disciples, who today rejoiced over the reception that he received from the crowds, would desert him and hide in fear. And yet Jesus remained Messiah evn on the cross for his true glory came not at the hands of the people, but from his Father. As we follow the Lord on the way to the cross, may we remain ever faithful to him who is our Savior and Lord.
- 1 When they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage 2 on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
- saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her. 3 Untie them and bring them here to me.
- And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, 'The master has need of them.' Then he will send them at once."
- 4 This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:
- "Say to daughter Zion, 'Behold, your king comes to you, meek and riding on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'"
- The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them.
- 5 They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them.
- 6 The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.
- The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: "Hosanna 7 to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest."
- And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken 8 and asked, "Who is this?"
- And the crowds replied, "This is Jesus the prophet, 9 from Nazareth in Galilee."
A Blessed Shanini Sunday to all of you!
A Blessed Shanini Sunday to all of you!
Thank you NYer - and a blessed Palm Sunday to you. BTW, I posted the Music for the Papal Mass here:
Thank you very much! I plan to go to bed early so I can get up at 4am and watch it :-)
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SOLEMN MASS OF THE PALM SUNDAY WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI FROM ROME - LIVE (150 mins)
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday, live from Rome.
Sun 3/16/2008 4:30 AM ET & 1:30 AM PT
Sun 3/16/2008 8:00 PM ET & 5:00 AM PT
I’m looking for Roman Catholics to comment on something I found very odd.
Yesterday’s mass during the reading of the Gospel stated the Jesus Christ was hung between two “revolutionaries”...WHat is THAT all about?
It was in the seasonal missalette. Since when did the two men change from thieves to revolutionaries?
I’m going to post this on other threads with Catholic themes to see if it was just my parish or if others noticed it.
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