For 5 April 2009, Palm Sunday, based on John 12:12-16
The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, â€œHosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lordâ€” the King of Israel!â€ Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: â€œDo not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkeyâ€™s colt!â€ His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.