Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday 2016

Thou didst incline the heavens, and come down to the earth as one merciful. Thou didst not leave the throne of the Cherubim, Thou sat upon a colt for our sake, o Savior of the world! And the children of the Hebrews came to meet Thee, and taking palms in their hands, they blessed Thee: “Blessed art Thou who hast come to the Passion of Thy own will to deliver us; Glory to Thee!” (Processional antiphon for Palm Sunday from the Ambrosian Rite.)

The Entry into Jersusalem on Palm Sunday, by Giotto, from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. 1304-06
Inclinasti caelos et descendisti ad terram, ut misericors. Thronum Cherubim non dereliquisti; pullum propter nos sedisti, Salvator mundi. Et pueri Hebraeorum occurrerunt tibi, et sumentes palmas in manibus, benedixerunt te: Benedictus qui venisti ad passionem voluntarie ad liberandum nos, gloria tibi!

(Don’t forget to send photos of your Palm Sunday liturgies to this Dropbox link.)

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