“Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”- John 12:13
Holy Thursday–“And taking bread, he gave thanks, and brake: and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of me.”-Luke 22:19
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many.”-Matthew 26:28
“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”- Luke 23:34
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?” That is, My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”-Matthew 27:46
“And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.”- Luke 23:46
” Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead: and the last error shall be worse than the first…Pilate saith to them: You have a guard: go, guard it as you know.”- Matthew 27:64-65
“Who saith to them: Be not affrighted: you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen, he is not here, behold the place they laid him.”- Mark 16:6
“For this was I born, and for this came I into the world: that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice.”
“A Promise”– by, Alan Malizia
Upon a cross a debt was paid,
and promise made,
for tortured souls enslaved.
From an empty tomb,
as if a womb,
emerged the promise kept.
And by it we are saved.