Mark 11:1-10 (NRSV)
1 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and
Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples
2 and said to
them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as
you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been
ridden; untie it and bring it.
3 If anyone says
to you, “Why are you doing this?” just say this, “The
Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.” ’
4 They went away
and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they
were untying it,
5 some of the
bystanders said to them, ‘What are you doing, untying the
6 They told them
what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it.
7 Then they brought
the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.
8 Many people
spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches
that they had cut in the fields.
9 Then those who
went ahead and those who followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 Blessed is
the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest
Mark 14:12-16, 22-25 (NRSV)
12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover
lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, ‘Where do you
want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’
13 So he sent
two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city, and
a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him,
14 and wherever
he enters, say to the owner of the house, “The Teacher asks,
Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”
15 He will show
you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations
for us there.’
16 So the disciples
set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told
them; and they prepared the Passover meal.
22 While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and
after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘Take;
this is my body.’
23 Then he took
a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them
drank from it.
24 He said to
them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out
25 Truly I tell
you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that
day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’