LCA Commission on Worship
This Sunday has a double theme. One theme is the Passion of Jesus. The service for Passion Sunday focuses on the suffering and death of Jesus. The central focus of the service is the reading of the long gospel, usually the entire passion narrative of the gospel for the year. The other theme for this Sunday is Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday before his death. In Lutheran practice, the focus on the Sunday in Holy Week has become almost predominantly Palm Sunday.