April 9, 2023
Alleluia. Christ is Risen.
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Risen, indeed! Alleluia!
Blessings to all on this Holy Easter Day. The Lord is Risen Indeed!
How do I find the reading of the day?
The author is focusing on different phrases from Luke 24:1-12 (JB Phillips Translation of the New Testament, 1960). Here is the whole passage: But at the first signs of dawn on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb, taking with them the aromatic spices they had prepared. They discovered that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but on going inside, the body of the Lord Jesus was not to be found. While they were still puzzling over this, two men suddenly stood at their elbow, dressed in dazzling light. The women were terribly frightened, and turned their eyes away and looked at the ground. But the two men spoke to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here: he has risen! Remember what he said to you, while he was still in Galilee—that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, and must be crucified, and must rise again on the third day.”
Then they did remember what he had said, and they turned their backs on the tomb and went and told all this to the eleven and the others who were with them. It was Mary of Magdala, Joanna, the mother of James, and their companions who made this report to the apostles. But it struck them as sheer imagination, and they did not believe the women. Only Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He stooped down and saw the linen clothes lying there all by themselves, and he went home wondering at what had happened.