Sunday, April 4, 2010
The Feast of the Resurrection
On Sunday, at daybreak, they made their way to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went inside they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
And so, while they were still uncertain about what to do, two figures in dazzling clothing suddenly appeared and stood beside them. Out of sheer fright they prostrated themselves on the ground; the men said to them, "Why are you looking for the living among the dead? He is not here---he was raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee: 'The son of Adam is destined to be turned over to heathen, to be crucified, and on the third day to rise.'" Then they recalled what he had said.
And returning from the tomb, they related everything to the eleven and to everybody else. The group included Mary of Magdala and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the rest of the women companions. They related their story to the apostles.