When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them,
“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it.
If any one says to you,
‘Why are you doing this?’ say,
‘The Lord has need of it and will send back here, immediately,’”
And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door out in the open street; and they untied it.
And those who stood there said to them,
“What are you doing, untying the colt?”
And they told them what Jesus had said; and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.
And many spread their garments on the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed cried out,
“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming!
Hosanna in the highest!’”
The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.