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By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, OnePeterFive, August 4, 2022

Convert from Lutheranism, ordained to the priesthood in 1991 by St. John Paul II in Rome for the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni. Classics at University of Minnesota. Licence and Doctoral studies in Patristic Theology at the Augustinianum in Rome. …

Fr. John ZuhlsdorfLet us be swift.  In the Gospel reading for this 9th Sunday after Pentecost, we hear that the Lord was getting closer to Jerusalem.  What you should remember is that He was making His triumphal “Palm Sunday” entrance seated like a Davidic Priest King on the colt of an ass.

The people, having heard about the many miracles and clear teachings of the Lord, having heard about the raising of Lazarus, thought He was the Messiah who would restore the Davidic Kingdom, expel the Romans, and bring about a return to the Temple of the glory cloud of God’s presence.

Close to Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives above where He would pray and suffer after the Last Supper, there is a place where you look out over the Kidron Valley and all of Jerusalem is before you.   …

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