Palm Sunday

Psalm text (Ps 22:7-8,16-17,18-19,22-23)

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

All who see me mock at me;
they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
“Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver;
let him rescue the one in whom he delights!”

For dogs are all around me;
a company of evildoers encircles me.
My hands and feet have shrivelled;
I can count all my bones.

They divide my clothes among themselves,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
But you, O Lord, do not be far away!
O my help, come quickly to my aid!

I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

Gospel Verse (Ph 2:8-9)

Christ became obedient for us even to death, dying on the cross. Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above all other names.

Psalm text (Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24)

My God, my God, why have You abandoned me?

All who see Me scoff at Me.
They mock Me with parted lips, they wag their heads.
He relied on the Lord, let the Lord deliver Him,
let Him rescue Him if He loves Him.

Indeed, many dogs surround Me,
a pack of evildoers closes in upon Me.
They have pierced My hands and My feet.
I can count all My bones.

They divide my garments among them,
and for my vesture they cast lots.
But You, O Lord, be not far from me.
O my help, hasten to aid me.

I will proclaim Your name to my brethren.
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
You who fear the Lord praise Him,
all you descendants of Jacob,
give glory to Him, revere Him,
all you descendants of Israel.



Gospel Verse (Phil 2:8-9)

Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name.

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