March 18th Fifth Sunday in Lent – Passion Sunday. Grains of wheat

On this 5th Sunday in Lent, Passion Sunday, we place some grain at the foot of the cross as Jesus again talks of his death.

John 12 v 23-24

Then Jesus said, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit

Hymn: We sing:

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green

Prayer:  Let us pray together:

God of innumerable mercies, give us the grace to be buried daily in the love of Christ, like the seed that is buried in the earth, and thereby to live more abundantly. Amen.