The Passion Narrative

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Traditionally the Passion narrative is read during the Service of the Word in the Palm Sunday service. The narrative represents the shift from the joy of the triumphant entry to be sober reality that this same crowd will deny Jesus and call for his crucifixion.

The Passion reading may also constitute the "Service of the Word" in an evening service on Passion (Palm) Sunday. The Scripture would also be most appropriate for a Good Friday service, for it is traditional to reserve John's Passion...


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