Many parishes follow the custom of reading the passion gospel in parts on Palm Sunday or Good Friday. The following links are to the different gospels formatted for such a reading. They are available as Microsoft Word compatible, ".doc," files, or as rich text format files, ".rtf," which can be opened by most word processors. Note that nothing has been added to or subtracted from the biblical texts. They have simply been broken into parts to allow for dramatic reading. The congregation is generally given the "crowd" part, but their part may be enlarged if desired.
|Microsoft Word Format||Rich Text Format|
|Matthew||The Passion According to Matthew||The Passion According to Matthew|
|Mark||The Passion According to Mark||The Passion According to Mark|
|Luke||The Passion According to Luke||The Passion According to Luke|
|John||The Passion According to John||The Passion According to John|
Depending on your browser and operating system, the files may open automatically after downloading, or you may need to get them in your downloads folder.
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