Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
In Accordance with the Scriptures
What is the best way to understand the New Testament references to the Old Testament?
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The liturgy of Passion Sunday is a collision of themes: glorious hosannas and somber omens.
John J. Pilch
The Development of the Passion Story
What prompted this gradual development of the passion story? Though it may seem backwards to us, the passion story was a normal follow-up to the resurrection.
Gregory Palamas & Augustine
If Jesus had the power to rise from the tomb, could he have found it so very difficult to come down from the cross? (Augustine)
Reginald H. Fuller
When Jesus ate with the riffraff, he crossed over from God’s side and put himself on the side of sinners in order that he might seek and save them.