CW* Palm Sunday
<strong>Liturgy of the Palms:</strong>
<strong>Liturgy of the Passion:</strong>
Matthew 26.14 – 27.66 or
Psalms 61, 62
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant,
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:
give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.
True and humble king,
hailed by the crowd as Messiah:
grant us the faith to know you and love you,
that we may be found beside you
on the way of the cross,
which is the path of glory.
BCP: The Sunday next before Easter
BCP Holy Communion
or, when there is more than one celebration,
The Passion according to St Matthew (Matthew 26.[1-35] and 27.1-60 [61-66]) may be read or sung at any celebration on this day.
Where there are more celebrations of the Holy Communion than one, and the Passion according to St Matthew is read at one of these celebrations, Matthew 21.1-13 may be substituted at any other celebration.
Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.