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Friday, April 07 2023



The stone's been rolled away;

The tomb lay open and bare —

They looked for Him, and then the angel said

That He is no longer here

Oh what joy they must have felt

To see Him just once more,

To eat with Him, to drink with Him,

To receive Him back as Lord

In the resurrection story from Matthew, the first witnesses to the action of God were the women. On Good Friday they wrapped the body of Jesus, put spices on to preserve the body, and laid him in a tomb given to them by Joseph of Arimathea. They left the tomb while it was light because their Jewish law prohibited work on the Sabbath, which began at sunset and lasted for 24 hours.

Early in the morning, after the Sabbath had ended, several women walked back to the tomb where Jesus had been laid. Their hearts were broken and they were filled with compassion and sympathy. When they arrived, the ground began to shake and the heavy stone in front of the cave-like tomb rolled away from the opening and a dazzling white figure appeared on top of it. They heard a voice in their hearts that settled their nerves. Then a voice came from the angel and said, “Jesus has risen. Do not be afraid. Enter the tomb and see the linens folded neatly where Jesus was placed.” Then the angel said, “Go tell the disciples that he has risen from the dead and that he will meet them in Galilee.”

Jesus appeared to Mary and the other women on the path and gave them a warm greeting. They fell at his feet and worshiped him. Jesus asked them to tell the other disciples to meet him in Galilee. The disciples went to the hill in Galilee and Jesus told them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age’” (Matthew 28:16-20).

Good Friday – April 7th

7:00 pm – Stations of the Cross

7:30 pm – Good Friday Holy Eucharist

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Easter Sunday – April 9th

7: 30 am – Rite I Sunrise Holy Eucharist

9:00 am – Rite II Family Eucharist

10:15 am – Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden of Blessings

11:00 am – Rite II Choral Eucharist

In Christ’s Love,
Fr. Duncan

Posted by: Rev. Duncan A. Burns AT 01:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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