Happy Easter Sunday: Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and nthe other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for oan angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and qhis clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and rbecame like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, sas he said.
Come, see the place where he1 lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, the is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb uwith fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
And behold, Jesus vmet them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and wtook hold of his feet and xworshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; ygo and tell zmy brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
Place of Skull-Golgotha
Oil on Panel
The Report of the Guard
While they were going, behold, some of athe guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’
And if this comes to cthe governor’s ears, we will dsatisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews eto this day.