Sunday, April 05, 2009

Palm Sunday

Today's Palm Sunday sermon is based on the Passion Gospel from St. Matthew 26 and 27, and the triumphal entry Gospel (which was read before the opening procession) from St. Matthew 21:1-9. The recording included the hymn of the day with choral stanzas, and the sermon is followed by a solo and an anthem sung during the distribution (both spliced in, the solo from the collection of the offerings, and the anthem during the distribution).


M Erickson said...

Fr. Eckardt,

Thank you for adding the solo and hymn onto your sermon post. Commend your young soloist and your choir.

Pr. Michael Erickson

Rev.Fr.Burnell F Eckardt said...

I'll do that; thank you.

The soloist is in fact a young teen who is due to be confirmed during the Great Vigil. Her examination was after mass on Palm Sunday, and I commented to those present that I was half thinking that such a beautiful solo might be enough to waive the exam. But then, she did handled herself at the examination quite well.