PODCAzT 13: Palm Sunday with St. Andrew of Crete

The second reading for the Office of Readings today is an excerpt of a sermon on Palm Sunday by St. Andrew of Crete (+7th c.). 

It is a beautiful reflection on how we should receive the Lord who comes to us in humility and there was nothing to do but make a PODCAzT out of it. 

So beautiful is the reading that I even read in ancient GREEK for a change

I also talk, again, about confession.  Included are some beautiful Gregorian chants for Palm Sunday, some of most striking of the whole year! 

Other good people are providing in their blogs the texts of readings from the Liturgy of the Hours.  I don’t intend to duplicate what they are doing or take anything away from their projects.  I simply hope these little audio clips are helpful in some way.   

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  1. Father! Father! Did I hear you doing pitch accents in your Greek?! Your coolness has officially gone off the charts!

    (Though I must say, 7th century Greek hardly counts as ancient. ;) )

    A blessed Holy Week to you, dear Fr. Z, and we’ll be thinking of you and praying for you in your absence at St. Agnes.

  2. Quantitative: Thanks for the greetings! I am sad not to be at St. Agnes this year. Say a prayer for me there.

  3. Robbie says:

    Hi Father,

    One of my students asked me if St. Peters covers all of its statues in purple during Passiontide. Do you know? If not, did they at one time? That would be pretty impressive!

  4. Dan O. says:

    Fr. Z.,

    What is the Gregorian chant that you are using? It is a clear and beautiful recording. Is it available somewhere?


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