Lent 2017: Sixth Sunday in Lent. Liturgy of the Passion. The End.

Here we are!  Forty days of Lent: GONE!!


I dont know about you, but time has sped up for me.


How very different my life is even from just the first day of Lent. I can’t complain too much, but seriously, a little time to step out of this whirlwind would be welcome!

It will be interesting to see what the next 40 days bring…..

(Hopefully a good dose of strength and energy are part of that package!)


For this day the Lectionary provides us with two separate liturgies.

(Perhaps so we won’t take the end of Lent too hard?)

The Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Passion.

I have no idea why they’re separate but I’ll go ahead and post them separately all the same. We have the usual number of prayers, but this one is special:


Merciful God,
your strength and courage pour forth
to sustain the witness of your faithful people.
Awaken in us the humility to serve
wherever creation is broken and in need,
that we may follow in the way of our brother, Jesus,
die as he did to all that separates us from you,
and with him be raised to new life. Amen.¹




If you are interested in this week’s verses, here they are all in one place.

And here they are for your singular perusing:

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 31:9-16

Philippians 2:5-11

Matthew 26:14-27:66  or  Matthew 27: 11-54  (Nope, not a clue as to why our ‘OR’ versions are the same text. Presumably go with the one you have time for??)


The next Lent Post will be … in 4 seconds.


Be well.


¹ Reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts

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