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Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday - Year B

April 05, 2009

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

Do you celebrate Palm Sunday at your church?  Twenty years ago, this would have been a silly question.  Even ten years ago, it was pretty much a given that Christians start down the road toward the Passion by shaking greenery in the direction of the Messiah.  We like to picture ourselves among the crowds that welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem--waving branches, singing hymns, weaving ourselves in with those who hollered, "Hosanna!  Hosanna, to the Son of David!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!"  It's how we begin our holiest week.  

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