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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Prelude:   Prelude on Winchester New      C.S. Lang

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

Welcome   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Dear friends in Christ, during Lent we have been preparing for the celebration of our Lord’s paschal mystery. On this day our Lord Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph. The people welcomed him with palms and shouts of praise, but the path before him led to self-giving, suffering, and death. Today we greet him as our King, although we know his crown is thorns and his throne a cross. We follow him this week from the glory of the palms to the glory of the resurrection by way of the dark road of suffering and death. United with him in his suffering on the cross, may we share his resurrection and new life.   Let us pray.

Assist us mercifully with your help, Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy into the celebration of those mighty acts whereby you give us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Gospel:  Mark 11:1-11
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

When they were approaching Jerusalem at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back to your community.” They went away and found a colt tied near a door outside in the street and as they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them “What are you doing, untying the colt?” They told them what Jesus had said and  they allowed them to take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it and he sat on it.  Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches they had cut in the fields.  Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is the one  who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!” “Hosanna in the highest!” Then, Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the Temple and when he had looked at everything as since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

The Gospel of Christ.

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right to praise you, almighty God, for the acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. The Hebrews acclaimed Jesus as Messiah and King, with palm branches in their hands, crying, Hosanna in the highest. May we also, carrying these emblems, go forth to meet Christ and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life; who lives and reigns in glory with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Let us go forth in peace. In the name of Christ.

Hymn:  181   All Glory, Laud, and Honour

Collect:  Almighty God, whose Son was crucified yet entered into glory, may we, walking in the way of the cross, find it is for us the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Hymn:  181   All Glory, Laud, and Honour

The Liturgy of the Passion

Almighty and everliving God, in tender love for all our human race you sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take our flesh and suffer death upon a cruel cross. May we follow the example of his great humility and share in the glory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Reading – Philippians 2:5-11    read by Shelagh M’Gonigle

A Reading of the Letter of Paul to the Philippians

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Thanks be to God.

Homily   The Reverend Canon David Clunie

Hymn:  194   Stay With Us

Stay with us, O Lord Jesus Christ, night will soon fall.
Then stay with us, O Lord Jesus Christ, light in our darkness.

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Mark
read by Jim Bradford, Martha Patterson, David Clunie

Music after the Passion    Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619    J.S.Bach

Prayers of the People   read by Nicole Jerome
In peace let us pray, saying:  Be merciful, O God.

Hymn:  184   My Song is Love Unknown

My song is love unknown, my Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown, that they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake, my Lord should take frail flesh and die?

Sometimes they strew his way; and his sweet praises sing,
Resounding all the day hosannas to their King;
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath, and for his death they thirst and cry.

Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine,
Never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine!
This is my friend, In whose sweet praise I all my days could gladly spend.


The Lord’s Prayer


Postlude:  Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour     William H. Doane



In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Timothy Piper   Reader: Shelagh M’Gonigle
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
Additional Photography: David Clunie and Pamela Mallon

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  1. Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (1809 – 1864) Christ's Entry into Jerusalem 1846, Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
  2. Juwan, Ide, Kiden Cameron, Jesus on a Donkey 
  3. Giovanni Bellini (c.1430 – 1516), The Agony in the Garden, 1459–1465.  National Gallery, London
  4. Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) Agony in the Garden, c. 1460. National Gallery London
  5. Giotto (1266- 1337) Kiss of Judas, 1304–06. Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy
  6. Unknown, Jesus and High Priest, engraving
  7. Duccio, (1255-1319), Christ before Caiaphas, 1308 – 1311.  Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
  8. Duccio (1255-1319), Christ Mocked, 1308-11. Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Siena
  9. Caravaggeio (1571-1610) The Denial of Saint Peter, 1610. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
  10. Duccio, (1255-1319) Christ before Pilate c. 1255 Siena, Museo Dell'Opera Metropolitana 
  11. Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891), Ecce Homo c.1860-90 Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
  12. Gerard van Honthorst (1590 – 1656, The Crowning with Thorns, c. 1622, Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  13. Unknown Simon of Cyrene Station 5 
  14. Unknown, Simon of Cyrene 
  15. Andrea di Bartolo (1465 - 1524) The Crucifixion 1465.  The Louvre, Paris
  16. Giotto (1266- 1337) The Crucifixion, 1328, The Louvre, Paris
  17. Wilhelmina Geddes, (188701955) Great East Window, detail, St Bartholomew’s, Ottawa  
  18. Rogier van der Weyden (1460-80) Lamentation of Christ  c.1460  Maurithshuis, The Hague
  19. Brass Aumbry cover panel St Bartholomew’s, Ottawa
  20. Cimabue, (1240-1302), Crucifix, c.1267–71. The Basilica of San Domenico, Arezzo,Italy
  21. Lorenzetti, (1280-1384) Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, 1320.  Lower Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi.
  22. Jan van Eyck,( attr) (c.1390 –1441). Portrait of Christ c.1438.  Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.
  23. Linda Hill, Pass Me Not   Lindisfarne Cross  



** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31,
June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11 October 18. October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, Dcember 6, December 13, December 24, - 2021 - January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, Ash Wednesday, February 14, February 21, Fberuary 28, March 7, March 14 , March 21,**

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