Optional Memorial of Sts. Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs
Lord Jesus, your disciples did not want to accept that your suffering and sacrifice was inevitable, for they did not yet understand your true purpose. Now that we see your true glory, O Lord, we understand how your death brings us new life. Let us not have grief for your death Lord, but rather joy for your resurrection. Amen.
Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28C
Psalms 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14