"> St Philip's O'Connor, Palm/Passion Sunday 2005

Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)

Kneeler 18

Matthew 27

38 Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

39 Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself!
If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross."

41 In the same way, the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking him, saying,

"He saved others; he cannot save himself.
He is the King of Israel;
let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.

43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he wants to;
for he said 'I am God's Son.' "

44 The bandits who were crucified with him also taunted him in the same way.

45 From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

46 And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice,
"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"
that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

47 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said,
"This man is calling for Elijah."

48 At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.

49 But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."

50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.

Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom.