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Palm Sunday

Holy Week Resources

Palm Sunday

Although some still call last Sunday “Passion Sunday” (even though there was no special stress on the Passion in our agreed readings), the majority Western practice is to call this coming Sunday “Passion Sunday” with the Liturgy of the Palms. This coming Sunday is the Sunday we read the Passion.

We, once again, have an ancient collect shared across our western churches:

Let us pray (in silence) [that through this week we may share in Christ’s dying and rising]


Almighty everliving God, [or God of transcendence]
as an example of humility for the human race,
you sent our saviour to become incarnate
and to submit to the cross,
grant us the grace to learn from this patient suffering
and so to share in the resurrection;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The history of this collect, with a reflection is found here: Collect for Palm Sunday – Passion Sunday.

Here are resources for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday

Easter Vigil
Easter Season

Easter Season Reflection

If you have, or know of any, good resources for Holy Week – please let us know in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Holy Week Resources”

  1. Robert W. M. Greaves

    It’s only the past couple of years I’ve even heard of Passion Sunday, it’s always been Palm Sunday as far as I was aware. When did things change?

    1. Certainly, Robert, before Vatican II, the Sunday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent was Passion Sunday, the “First Sunday in Passiontide”. The revisions of Vatican II simplified and rationalised the Church Year, lectionary, and calendar. The Passion is read now from one of the three Synoptics, and this coming Sunday, hence, is Passion Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms. Blessings.

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