Proclamation of the Passion on Palm Sunday

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I'm wondering how the gospel of the Passion was proclaimed in your parish on Palm Sunday.

Here at Holy Family it happened in three different ways:

- At the Saturday 5:00 p.m. liturgy, I proclaimed the long form of the Passion by myself.

- At the Sunday 7:30 a.m. liturgy, a visiting priest proclaimed the short form of the Passion by himself.

- At the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. liturgies, the Passion was proclaimed by: two lectors (sharing the narrator's role); a chorus of 15 high school students (all taking the group parts and some also taking the individual parts of Peter, Judas, high priest, bystanders, centurion, maid); and me (the part of Christ).

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How was the Passion proclaimed in your parish?

What about the manner in which the Passion was proclaimed did you find helpful?  Was anything not so helpful?  Did anyone experience a chanted proclamation of the Passion?

Please use the combox to offer your observations.

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