Sunday, March 24, 2013

Passion Sunday

Learned today that it's a relatively new thing for Palm Sunday also to be Passion Sunday - that is, for us not just to celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry in to Jerusalem but to enter into the brutal rest of the story, with a reading of one of the passion narratives, the turning point marked by the terrible hymn "The King's majesty." Not so long ago, our rector reminded us in his homily, Sunday churchgoers could do a "shortcut" going straight from the joy of Palm Sunday to the joy of Easter.

It's our Spring Break, which falls only occasionally on Holy Week. I'll have a chance to enter more fully into this culmination of the Christian year.

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