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Palm Sunday The Beginning of Holy Week

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Selected Reading From the Psalms

Psalm 118:1-4, 19-29

At Pakarua Presbyterian in Port Vila, Vanuatu, the youth celebrate Palm Sunday in a traditional dance.

A Selected Reading From the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 21:1-11

A Prayer for Today

God of our salvation. We give you thanks for Jesus Christ, our Lord, who came in your name and turned the lonely way of rejection and death into triumph. Grant us the steadfast faith to enter the gates of righteousness, that we may receive grace to become worthy citizens of your holy realm. Amen.