Mural in the Franciscan Church, Bethphage. Photo by Seetheholyland.net
.....he called his twelve apostles unto him and said,
This day we go up to Jerusalem; be not afraid; my time has not yet come.
Now, two of you may go unto the village of Bethphage, and you will find an ass tied to a tree, and you will see a little colt near by.
Untie the ass and bring her here to me. If any one inquires why you take the ass, just say, The master has need of her; and then the owner will come on with you.
And the disciples went as Jesus bade them go; they found the ass and colt a-near an open door; and when they would untie the ass the owner said, Why would you take the ass away?
And the disciples said, The master has need of he, and the owner said, 'Tis well.
And then they brought the animal, and on her put their coats, and Jesus sat upon the ass and rode into Jerusalem.
And multitudes of people came and filled the way, and his disciples praised the Lord and said,
Thrice blessed is the king who in the name of God is come! All glory be to God, and peace on earth; good will to men!
And many spread their garments in the way, and some tore branches from the trees and cast them in the way.
And many children came with garlands of sweet flowers and placed them on the Lord, or strewed them in the way, and said, All hail the king! Long live the king!
The throne of David shall be built again. Hosanna to the Lord of hosts!
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ. Chap.151 v 3-14