Gospel: John 12: 12-19

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

The next day the great crowd that had come for the Passover feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, so they got palm branches and went out to meet him.  They shouted joyfully,


Blessed is the One who comes

in the name of our God –

the ruler of Israel!”

Jesus rode in sitting upon a donkey, in accord with scripture:

“Fear not, O people of Zion,

your ruler comes to you

Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”

At the time the disciples didn’t understand all this, but after Jesus was glorified, they recalled that the people had done to him precisely what had been written about him.

Those who had been present when Jesus called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.  A crowd gathered, and they went out to meet Jesus because they had heard he had performed this miraculous sign.

Then the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere.  Look – the whole world is running after him.”

The Good News as spoken through John.

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