We are all familiar with the Passion story. We hear it every year on Palm Sunday and on Good Friday. But when we read it at Mass, we read it at the same pace as the whole congregation. So try reading it prayerfully on your own.
Consider putting yourself in the place of a bystander. What are you seeing and thinking. Imagine the sounds and smells. Put aside an hour for this activity so you have plenty of time to really experience the narrative.