Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday
(One Service This Week)
10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nave)
Procession with Palms: Luke 19:28-40 Entrance into the final days
Isaiah 50:4-9a The servant submits to suffering
Philippians 2:5-11 Death on a cross
Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49 The passion and death of Jesus
Psalmody Psalm 31:9-16 Into your hands, O LORD, I commend my spirit. (Ps. 31:5)
Hymn of the Day: Hymn 343, My Song Is Love Unknown, LOVE UNKNOWN
Oftentimes, to grasp the fullness of something significant, we have to look at both sides. So it is that to approach the meaning of Christ, we have to say two things: Jesus and Christ; human and divine; death and resurrection; bread and body. This Sunday celebrates these two sides: we begin by praising Christ with the song of the angels, and we go on to shout “Crucify him!” Come to join us as we fit both truths into one service.
4 p.m. – James MacMillan’s ST LUKE PASSION (Nave)
Acclaimed Scottish composer James MacMillan’s setting of the Passion according to Luke was first performed in 2014. This 75-minure work for large adult choir, children’s choir, organ, and orchestra will be performed for the first time in Massachusetts by the Trinity Choir, the WPI Festival Chorus, the Worcester Children’s Chorus, Mark Mummert, organist, and orchestra, conducted by Joshua Rohde.