Friday, April 10, 2020

Holy Saturday, the Solemnity of Easter Vigil.

“Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (Mark 16: 3).

Saturday 11 April 2020, Holy Saturday, the Solemnity of Easter Vigil.

Two women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary got to the tomb of Jesus before the sun had risen. Where were the eleven Apostles? Even the two Marys who were the first to get to the tomb expected to see the dead Jesus in the tomb.

Jesus predicted His passion, death and resurrection three times before the grand events.  Yet no one of His disciples remembered. The Angel broke the news of the Resurrection to the two women.

“Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him." (Mark 16: 6).

Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James became the first witnesses of the Resurrection and were commissioned to "go and tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you."

Jesus Christ our Passover has been sacrificed and has risen from the dead. He is Jesus, Emmanuel God with us. Come let us adore Him. Come let us receive Him in the Eucharist.

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