A reader writes in:
The Passion narrative always receives careful consideration in our liturgy planning. We have found that the differences between the three synoptic gospels make it undesirable to use the same approach every year.
The role of the assembly is always a consideration. Because our parishioners want to have some role and we value their participation, we have done a number of different things. This year, they will say the words of Pilate, which will be projected at the appropriate times. Pilate’s words consist of a series of questions; this puts the assembly in dialogue with Jesus and may prompt them to consider who Jesus is for them.
How do others handle the role of the assembly in the Passion narrative? How do others handle the differences in the gospels in planning from year to year?
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