Sunday, March 24, 2013

SUNDAY MASS ONLINE : PALM SUNDAY MARCH 24, 2013

Mar 24, 2013 - Passion Palm Sun















Isaiah 50:
 4 - 7

4The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
5The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I turned not backward.
6I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
7For the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been confounded; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
Psalms 22: 8 - 9, 17 - 20, 23 - 24

8"He committed his cause to the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!"9Yet thou art he who took me from the womb; thou didst keep me safe upon my mother's breasts.17I can count all my bones -- they stare and gloat over me;18they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots.19But thou, O LORD, be not far off! O thou my help, hasten to my aid!20Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!23You who fear the LORD, praise him! all you sons of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you sons of Israel!24For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; and he has not hid his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
Philippians 2: 6 - 11

6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,7but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.8And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name,10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Luke 22: 14 - 71
14And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him.
15And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;
16for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves;
18for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
19And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
20And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
21But behold the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.
22For the Son of man goes as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!"
23And they began to question one another, which of them it was that would do this.
24A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
25And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors.
26But not so with you; rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
27For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at table? But I am among you as one who serves.
28"You are those who have continued with me in my trials;
29and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,
30that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,
32but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren."
33And he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death."
34He said, "I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you three times deny that you know me."
35And he said to them, "When I sent you out with no purse or bag or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing."
36He said to them, "But now, let him who has a purse take it, and likewise a bag. And let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy one.
37For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, `And he was reckoned with transgressors'; for what is written about me has its fulfilment."
38And they said, "Look, Lord, here are two swords." And he said to them, "It is enough."
27And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.
28But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
29For behold, the days are coming when they will say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!'
30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, `Fall on us'; and to the hills, `Cover us.'
31For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.
33And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.
34And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments.
35And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!"
36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar,
37and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
38There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."
39One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
41And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
42And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
43And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
44It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
47Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, and said, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
48And all the multitudes who assembled to see the sight, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.
49And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance and saw these things.
50Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathe'a. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man,
51who had not consented to their purpose and deed, and he was looking for the kingdom of God.
52Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
53When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
54Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house. Peter followed at a distance;
55and when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them.
56Then a maid, seeing him as he sat in the light and gazing at him, said, "This man also was with him."
57But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I do not know him."
58And a little later some one else saw him and said, "You also are one of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not."
59And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, "Certainly this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean."
60But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying." And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.
61And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times."
62And he went out and wept bitterly.
63Now the men who were holding Jesus mocked him and beat him;
64they also blindfolded him and asked him, "Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?"
65And they spoke many other words against him, reviling him.66When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their council, and they said,67"If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe;68and if I ask you, you will not answer.69But from now on the Son of man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God."70And they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, "You say that I am."71And they said, "What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips."
1Then the whole company of them arose, and brought him before Pilate.2And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king."3And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."4And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, "I find no crime in this man."5But they were urgent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place."6When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.7And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.8When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him.9So he questioned him at some length; but he made no answer.10The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.11And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then, arraying him in gorgeous apparel, he sent him back to Pilate.12And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.13Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,14and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him;15neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him;16I will therefore chastise him and release him."18But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barab'bas" --19a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.20Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus;21but they shouted out, "Crucify, crucify him!"22A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise him and release him."23But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.24So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted.25He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.26And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyre'ne, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.
27And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.
28But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
29For behold, the days are coming when they will say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!'
30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, `Fall on us'; and to the hills, `Cover us.'
31For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.
33And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.
34And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments.
35And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!"
36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar,
37and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
38There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."
39One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
41And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
42And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
43And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
44It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
47Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, and said, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
48And all the multitudes who assembled to see the sight, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.
49And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance and saw these things.
50Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathe'a. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man,
51who had not consented to their purpose and deed, and he was looking for the kingdom of God.
52This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
53Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud, and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one had ever yet been laid.
54It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.
55The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid;
56then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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