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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

March 25, 2018
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ


Wonder Woman, better than the Amazons, could take on armies of marauders. But not Jesus. I would have rewritten the script.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Cultural Insights into the Passion

As the early followers of Jesus reflected upon his suffering and death, they resorted to the Hebrew Bible for insight. This was the only Scripture they knew.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Guerric of Igny

If today’s procession and passion are considered together, in the one Jesus appears as sublime and glorious, in the other as lowly and suffering. The procession makes us think of the honor reserved for a king, whereas the passion shows us the punishment due to a thief.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The passion and death of Christ are not isolated events but of a piece with his whole ministry. The early Church was right in seeing that the servant songs came to rest in the passion and death of its Lord.

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