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    Palm Sunday (April 14, 2019)

    In singing the text to our processional hymn — “All glory, laud, and honor” — we re-enact the honoring of the Son of David that accompanied Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. But we do so with an awareness of the drama of the week that was to come — an awareness of an agonizing death followed by the triumphant death of death at the Resurrection. The text to this hymn dates to the ninth century; you may read more about the text and the tune here. The Introit for Palm Sunday is from Psalm 22: O Lord, remove not thy succour afar from me; have respect to my defense, and hear…