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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

April 14, 2019
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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Notes for Passion Sunday

Luke's version of the crucifixion and death gives us Jesus’ remarkable expression of forgiveness: “Father, forgive them; they know not what they do.”

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

In Human Likeness

God, having made us in the godly image, made God in Jesus the likeness of humankind. The incarnation and its inevitable result would be a great emptying out into us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Passion of Jesus

Luke definitely proposes Jesus as a model to follow and imitate. This challenges modern believers to reconsider the biblical image and their image of God.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

Christ delivered his people from bondage. He saved us from the power of Satan and of sin, freed us, and subjected us to his own rule.

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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.

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