Holy Week. This slide show is a prayer; take time with JESUS to mount to Jerusalem. Let us take along our sins, our miseries, our wounds, JESUS will set us free. Palm Sunday. Translation of the antiphon of this slide show.
This slide show is a prayer; take time with JESUS
to mount to Jerusalem.
Let us take along our sins, our miseries, our wounds,
JESUS will set us free.
Translation of the antiphon
of this slide show
( Cum audisset )
When the people heard that Jesus was going to Jerusalem, they took
Palm branches and went out to meet him, and children cried out:
« It is HE who is coming to save the people. He is Our Saviour, the Redeemer of Israel. Who is He, for the Thrones and the Dominations rush to meet Him ?
Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion: here is your KING coming to you, mounted on the foal of a donkey, as it is written.
O KING, creator of the world you come to redeem us. »
Blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord !
Hosanna in the highest haeven !
Holy Week opens up in joy.
The Church celebrates the triumph of Our Saviour, his entry as Messiah in Jerusalem. It is already his victory as the Resurrected.
Our Fathers called this Palm Sunday,
« Easter in bloom ». During the Middle Ages it was a custom to bless flowers along with palms and branches.
Hosanna in the highest heaven !
May He be thanked to establish his reign among us.
Hail , O King ,
creator of the world
who has come to redeem us.
Blessed are Thee, who has come to us with exceeding
The Church sings Hosanna
More than a remembrance, the
Mysteries that we celebrate are for us
a living reality.
Represented by the celebrant , Our Lord JESUS receives
the ovation of the Christian community.
The crowds come to meet the Redeemer, with
flowers and palms; to this victorious King, they offer
a tribute worthy of HIM.
Nations proclaim that He is SON of God
and cheers of praise to God
ring out to the skies:
Long live the son of David !
Blessed is the coming reign ,
the kingdom of David our father !
It is HE who shall come to save
His people ,
It is HE who is our Saviour and the Redeemer of Israël !
The entry of Jesus
did not create in Him the power
that made Him the Messiah, but shows
to mankind that He is the Messiah.
After ascending to Jerusalem for several months, a slow but determined progression to the place of his sacrifice, six days before Passover, Jesus arrives to the doors of the Holy City.
Jesus, as a king in his capital, accepts to enter solemnly in this city which God had chosen to dwell among his people.
He asks to fetch the colt which he will be mounting, a colt that no one had mounted yet, because of the sacred nature of this procession.
Servant of God
The Elected of God
People spread their cloaks and branches on the road, a royal honour.
His disciples who have seen so many miracles, cry out their joy.
Enthusiasm is gaining not only the pilgrims arriving from everywhere for the Passover, but also a good part of the inhabitants of Jerusalem: they are coming to meet their Master with palms in their hands.
The paschal triumph
of Christ the King
At the doors of Jerusalem, for the first time, Jesus was presenting himself publicly, as King & Messiah, the King that had been announced...
…to proclaim peace to the nations; his domination shall be from sea to sea, and from the river Euphrates to the ends of the earth.
(Zech 9, 10)
With joy, the Church proclaims from age to age, that her Lord is the Messiah.
The disciples of Jesus did not understand at first; but, when he was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and it was what had been done to him. Jn 12, 16
Jesus said: now my soul is troubled.
What should I say? Should I say: Father, save me from this hour?— Well, no ! It is for this reason that I have come to
Father, glorify your name !
the servant of God ,
his elected one ;
the Father has filled him with all joy
and with his Spirit
Servant of God
At the name of JESUS
every knee should bend ,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth ,
every tongue should confess
that JESUS CHRIST
in the glory of God the Father.
The Church lifts up a gaze of love and thanksgiving towards this cross where her Saviour is nailed:
this cross is now her treasure
Disciples of JESUS and sons of the Church, we can glorify and put our pride in this Rood which is for us the source of all the good things we cherish most.
If we have started to discover what is life with JESUS, life for God, we cannot put our pride anymore in human things.
He humbled himself and became obedient
to the point of death
even death on a cross.
Therefore God exalted him
and gave him the name that is
above every name.
JESUS , gentle and humble in heart
can come and help all those who grieve and are heavily burdened.
Lord Jesus , hear my prayer.
Let my cry come to you !
My soul deeply grieves, even to death.
Remain here and stay awake with me...
Stay awake and pray...
Mt 26, 38-41
We bow down before your Cross ,
Lord Jesus ,
we sing praises and glorify
your Holy Resurrection
Father most holy, greet this sacrifice we offer you,
and grant us your mercy:
when celebrating the passion
of your Son Jesus, may we enter in his mystery of love.
Lord our God , grant us
to really believe that through the death of your Son
suffered on the Calvary ,
announced in each Eucharist ,
you gave us eternal life.
The Benedictine monks
of the Abbaye Saint- Pierre de Solesmes
( Cum audisset )
Father Abbot Dom Jean Gaillard
of the Abbaye St-Paul de Wisques
Liturgy of the Hours
The Benedictine Moniales of the
Abbaye Sainte-Marie des Deux-Montagnes
( Canada )