4. Palm Sunday: Matthew 21 As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives. There Jesus sent two of the disciples on ahead with these instructions:
“Go to the village there ahead of you and at once you will find a donkey. Untie the donkey and bring itto me. If anyone says anything, tell him, “The master needs it and then he will let you go at once.”This happened in order to make what the prophet had said come true, “Tell the city of Zion, look yourking is coming to you! He is humble and rides on a donkey.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the donkey and laid their cloaksover it, and he sat upon the donkey.
The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees andstrewed them on the road.
The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: "Hosanna to the Son ofDavid; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, "Who is this?“ And the crowds replied, "This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee."