Palm Sunday (The Sunday of the Passion)

Palm Sunday (The Sunday of the Passion)


2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Note: the 10am service will begin on the patio, after which we will process into the nave.

The Sunday before Easter at which Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Mt 21:1-11, Mk 11:1-11a, Lk 19:29-40) and Jesus’ Passion on the cross (Mt 26:36-27:66, Mk 14:32-15:47, Lk 22:39-23:56) are recalled. It is also known as the Sunday of the Passion. Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. The observance of Palm Sunday in Jerusalem was witnessed by the pilgrim Egeria in about 381-384. During this observance there was a procession of people down the Mount of Olives into Jerusalem. The people waved branches of palms or olive trees as they walked.

Choral Music:

Arthur Hutchings:  Hosanna to the son of David
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Pueri Hebraeorum Bob Chilcott:  Jesus, my Leman

William Byrd:  Civitas Sancti Tui