Aside

Palm Sunday Spikenard

On the Sunday before Easter, since the Gospel lesson begins with Matthew 26, it is fitting that the incense used at the entrance before Holy Communion smell of spikenard.

Thou shalt graunt the kyng a long life : that his yeres may endure thoroughout all generacions.
He shall dwell before God for ever : O prepare thy lovyng mercy and faythfulnes, that they maye preserve him.

And the earth was filled with the odour of the ointment. Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus.

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