April 15, 2014

Daughters of Jerusalem, women of God, let us watch and wait with our Lord this Holy Week, so that we may be the first to know and share the Good News of Easter Sunday.

 Triptych Hans Memling

[Jesus dies on the Cross] There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him. Among them were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.  (Matt. 27: 55:56)

[Our Lord is placed in the tomb] But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary remained sitting there, facing the tomb. (Matt. 27:61)

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. […] then the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell the disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead.’ […] And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.  (Matt. 28: 1-10)

Resurrection of Christ
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