JOHN 20. 1 - 18.


Mary why weepest thou so?
Those hot bitter tears 
so early in the morning.

I seek my dearest Rabbouni,
Where is his body?
I want so much to anoint.

In her blurred vision
The gardener she perceived,
Tell me where He is?

Mary, Mary, dear Mary,
Rabbouni! You are alive!
O happy the thought.

Her happiness overflowing 
she reaches out to touch, 
to hold, to embrace once again.

No, no, Mary, you must not,
I have a more important task
you are to be my apostle too.

I want you to tell my disciples
I ascend to my Father and yours,
My God and yours.

“I have seen the Lord!”
Mary blurted to the disciples.
He is not dead but alive!  M.D.

On this most happy and victorious day, heavenly Father, we thank you for the resurrection of your Son who has triumphed over the grave and has given us the gateway to eternal life with Him. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

                                                    EASTER DAY

All: Antiphon: Go and tell the disciples that I have risen to my Father and your Father.

Leader: Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us: • therefore let  us keep the feast,

All: Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Leader: Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more  * death hath no more dominion over him.

All: For in that he died, he died unto sin once * but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Leader: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead, indeed unto sin * but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Christ is risen from the dead * and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

Leader: For since by man came death * by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

All: For as in Adam all die * even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

All: Antiphon: Go and tell the disciples that I have risen to my Father and your Father.

Marianne Dorman

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