Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection
The Gospel Today
Now, on the first day after the Sabbath, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning while it was still dark, and she saw that the stone blocking the tomb had been moved away. She ran to Peter, and the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and she said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don’t know where they have laid him.”
Peter then set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down and saw the linen cloths lying flat, but he did not enter.
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered the tomb; he too, saw the linen cloths lying flat. The napkin, which had been around his head, was not lying flat like the other linen cloths, but lay rolled up in its place. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in; he saw the believed. Scripture clearly said that Jesus must rise from the dead, but they had not yet understood that.
- Acts 10:34a, 37-43
- First Reading
- Colossians 3:1-4
- Second Reading
- Psalm 118
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!