Detail from "Entry into the City," John August Swanson. Used with permission from the artist.
Image © 1990 by John August Swanson, 36” by 48”, www.JohnAugustSwanson.com.
Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)
Mark 14:1-15:47 Commentary
by Lance Pape
On the Sunday before Easter, the lectionary supplies readings for a liturgy of the palms, and readings for a liturgy of the passion.
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Christopher B. Hays
Isaiah 50:4-9a is part of the third of four “Servant Songs” in Isaiah 40-55 (a section of the book commonly called Second Isaiah).
Psalm 31:9-16 Commentary
by Elizabeth Webb
“Our senses attach all the scorn, all the revulsion, all the hatred that our reason attaches to crime, to affliction … (E)verybody despises the afflicted to some extent, although practically ...
Philippians 2:5-11 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
Every year, the Sunday that begins Holy Week gives us this reading from Paul: “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus … ”
No Preaching Required
by Karoline Lewis
March 29, 2015
It’s hard to compete with Palm/Passion Sunday. And maybe, you shouldn’t.
Have you thought about letting the texts speak for themselves? Let this story simply be? Letting ...
SB408 - Palm/Passion Sunday
Discussion on texts for Palm/Passion Sunday in Lent (March 29, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 14:1--15:47; (1st Reading) Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; (2nd Reading) Philippians 2:5-11.