First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43
34 a Then, Peter, opening his mouth
37 You know that the Word has been made known throughout all Judea. For beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached,
38 Jesus of Nazareth, whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power, traveled around doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil. For God was with him.
39 And we are witnesses of all that he did in the region of Judea and in Jerusalem, he whom they killed by hanging him on a tree.
40 God raised him up on the third day and permitted him to be made manifest,
41 not to all the people, but to the witnesses preordained by God, to those of us who ate and drank with him after he rose again from the dead.
42 And he instructed us to preach to the people, and to testify that he is the One who was appointed by God to be the judge of the living and of the dead.
43 To him all the Prophets offer testimony that through his name all who believe in him receive the remission of sins.”
Psalm: Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy is forever.
2 Let Israel now say: For he is good, for his mercy is forever.
16 The right hand of the Lord has wrought virtue. The right hand of the Lord has exalted me. The right hand of the Lord has wrought virtue.
17 I will not die, but I will live. And I will declare the works of the Lord.
22 The stone which the builders have rejected, this has become the head of the corner.
23 By the Lord has this been done, and it is a wonder before our eyes.
Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4
1 Therefore, if you have risen together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
2 Consider the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.
3 For you have died, and so your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Gospel: John 20:1-9
1 Then on the first Sabbath, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and she saw that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb.
2 Therefore, she ran and went to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and she said to them, “They have taken the Lord away from the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
3 Therefore, Peter departed with the other disciple, and they went to the tomb.
4 Now they both ran together, but the other disciple ran more quickly, ahead of Peter, and so he arrived at the tomb first.
5 And when he bowed down, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not yet enter.
6 Then Simon Peter arrived, following him, and he entered the tomb, and he saw the linen cloths lying there,
7 and the separate cloth which had been over his head, not placed with the linen cloths, but in a separate place, wrapped up by itself.
8 Then the other disciple, who had arrived first at the tomb, also entered. And he saw and believed.
9 For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that it was necessary for him to rise again from the dead.
Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of The Lord
April 4, 2010