Is 50:4-9a; Ps 31:9-16; Ph 2:5-11; LUKE 22:14-23:56
Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of Christ’s suffering and also share in his resurrection. AMEN.
“Let the mountains and all the hills,
Break out into great rejoicing at the mercy of God.
And let the trees of the forest clap their hands.
Give praise to Christ, all nations,
Magnify him, all peoples, crying:
Glory to thy power, O Lord.
Seated in heaven upon thy throne
And on earth upon a foal, O Christ our God,
Thou hast accepted the praise of the angels
And the songs of the children who cried out to thee:
Blessed art thou that comest to call back Adam.” (From an Orthodox Hymn for Palm Sunday.)