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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion C
March 24. 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

In Human Likeness

Wondrously, the one who need not have been like us, yet chose to be so, did not flee. He entered the garden of Gethsemane to rectify the garden of Eden.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Passion of Jesus

Jesus imitated biblical heroes in his life. Luke and the other evangelists show this by drawing on Second Isaiah and on Psalms 22 and 69 in writing about Jesus.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

Christ is both the founder of the Church and its foundation, and upon this foundation we, like precious stones, are built into a holy temple to become, through the Spirit, a dwelling place for God.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

There is not much we can do with the memories which make up this liturgy and this coming week. Praying might be nothing more than staying "awake" to what is being done, offered, and remembered.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Historically speaking, Jesus' motive was probably to lay down the final challenge to his people to accept the message and coming of the kingdom of God with full knowledge that his action would almost certainly cost him his life.