The Gospels are passion narratives with long introductions, dominated by Jesus’ death and resurrection. On this Palm Sunday, as we near the climax of the Lenten season, we examine four odd details in St. Mark’s account of Christ’s passion.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm – Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
Reading 2 – Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel – Mark 14:1 – 15:47