Palm Sunday Liturgy



Palm Sunday

Holy Communion

St Peter’s Onchan








AMDC/25th March 2021


All   Hosanna to the Son of David.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.


Behold your king comes to you, O Zion,

meek and lowly, sitting upon an ass.

Ride on in the cause of truth

and for the sake of justice.

Your throne is the throne of God, it endures for ever;

and the sceptre of your kingdom is a righteous sceptre.

You have loved righteousness and hated evil.

Therefore God, your God, has anointed you

with the oil of gladness above your fellows.


All   Hosanna to the Son of David.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.




Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father 

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you

and also with you.


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, during Lent we have been preparing by works of love and self-sacrifice for the celebration of our Lord’s death and resurrection. Today we come together to begin this solemn celebration in union with the Church throughout the world. Christ enters his own city to complete his work as our Saviour, to suffer, to die, and to rise again. Let us go with him in faith and love, so that, united with him in his sufferings, we may share his risen life.


God our Saviour,

whose Son Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem as Messiah to suffer and to die;

let these palms be for us signs of his victory

and grant that we who bear them in his name

may ever hail him as our King,

and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

All   Amen.

The Palm Gospel

When the Gospel is announced the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to ….

All   Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All   Praise to you, O Christ.


The Collect

Let us pray for a closer union with Christ in his suffering and in his glory.


True and humble king,

hailed by the crowd as Messiah:

grant us the faith to know you and love you,

that we may be found beside you

on the way of the cross,

which is the path of glory.

All   Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


The Passion Gospel


The Gospel is acclaimed with these words:

Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.

Christ humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted him and given him the name that is above every name.

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.


The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

according to N.


At the end the reader says:


This is the Passion of the Lord.


 Silence is kept



Pause for reflection



Prayers of Intercession


These responses may be used 


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.    


Merciful Father,

accept these prayers       

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.



The Peace


Once we were far off

But now in union with Christ Jesus

We have been brought near

Through the shedding of Christ’s blood, for he is our peace               

and then says


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.


This prayer is said at the preparation of the Table:

Jesus true vine and bread of life

Ever giving yourself that the world might live, let us share your death and passion: make us perfect in your love. Amen


The Eucharistic Prayer (D)


The Lord is here.

His Spirit is with us.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.


Almighty God, good Father to us all,    

your face is turned towards your world.    

In love you gave us Jesus your Son    

to rescue us from sin and death.    

Your Word goes out to call us home          

to the city where angels sing your praise.    

We join with them in heaven's song:      


Holy, holy, holy Lord,    

God of power and might,    

heaven and earth                                          

are full of your glory.    

Hosanna in the highest.  


Blessed is he who comes                           

in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.



Father of all, we give you thanks          

for every gift that comes from heaven.          

To the darkness Jesus came as your light.  

With signs of faith and words of hope    

he touched untouchables with love

and washed the guilty clean.          


This is his story.

This is our song:                                                      

Hosanna in the highest.      


The crowds came out to see your Son,          

yet at the end they turned on him.    

On the night he was betrayed    

he came to table with his friends          

to celebrate the freedom of your people.    


This is his story.

This is our song:    

Hosanna in the highest.    


Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food;    

he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said:    

This is my body, given for you all.    

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine;    

he took the cup, gave it and said:  

This is my blood, shed for you all          

for the forgiveness of sins.    

Do this in remembrance of me.  


This is our story.

This is our song:    

Hosanna in the highest.  


Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup    

we celebrate the cross    

on which he died to set us free.    

Defying death he rose again    

and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.     


This is our story.

This is our song:    

Hosanna in the highest.        


Send your Spirit on us now    

that by these gifts we may feed on Christ                       

with opened eyes and hearts on fire.          

May we and all who share this food    

offer ourselves to live for you    

and be welcomed at your feast in heaven          

where all creation worships you,    

Father, Son and Holy Spirit:      


Blessing and honour                                

and glory and power    

be yours for ever and ever. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer


As our Saviour taught us, we are bold  to pray


Our Father, who art in heaven,    

hallowed be thy name;    

thy kingdom come;    

thy will be done;    

on earth as it is in heaven.    

Give us this day our daily bread.  

And forgive us our trespasses,    

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.    

And lead us not into temptation;    

but deliver us from evil.    

For thine is the kingdom,    

the power and the glory,    

for ever and ever. Amen.


Breaking the Bread


Everytime we eat this bread and drink this cup

We proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Then the presiding minister says:

Jesus is the Lamb of God

who takes away the sin of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to his supper:      



Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, 

but only say the word,

and I shall be healed.



A Prayer of Spiritual Communion  (for those joining in at home)


Lord Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you now sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my soul. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; permit not that I should ever be separated from you. Amen



Prayer after Communion


Lord Jesus Christ

You humbled yourself

In taking the form of a servant

And in obedience died on the cross

For our salvation:

Give us the mind to follow you

And to proclaim you as Lord and king,

To the glory of God the Father.



The Blessing and Sending


The president offers the people God’s blessing


Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,

to deny yourselves, take up your cross,

and follow him;

and the blessing of God almighty

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

be among you and remain with you always. Amen


A minister says: 


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. 

In the name of Christ.  Amen.

© Archbishops' Council 2011