Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, has sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. AmenBook of Common Prayer
Old Testament Reading
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.Zechariah, 9: 9
New Testament Reading
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.John 12: 24
Scindite corda vestra et non vestimenta vestra et convertamini ad Dominum Deum vestrum.
Virtus in infirmitate perficitur.Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God. Strength is made perfect in weakness.