“On this night in which Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church calls upon us to come together to watch and pray. If we keep this living Memorial of the Paschal Mystery in this way, listening to His Word and celebrating the Sacraments, then we will have sure hope of sharing also his triumph over death and living with Him in God.”
And so, in these early hours before Dawn, we accompany the women to the Tomb. There has not been time to provide the burial services for the body and so the women, who had attended Jesus through His Public Ministry come to the place where then had laid Him.
When they reached the Tomb, the stone was rolled away, and in it there was a messenger who gave them the unbelievable news that Jesus had risen from the dead.
The women were left stunned, as we are in this moment, Jesus has risen from the dead. how can this be true? Nevertheless, if it were not true, we would never have heard of Him, history would never have remembered Him.
The women had come to bury their Teacher; the Apostles’ attitude was one of defeat and of ultimate tragedy.
Be we know Him of Whom they speak! After two thousand years, the words are still freshly spoken, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; He is not here.”
We know that what the messenger said is true because now, we are witnessing the unbelievable event And, there are others who have come to believe, who seek a new Way of Life in the Risen Lord! Continue reading