Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Resurrection of our Lord Eyesus Kristos

Christ is Risen! Indeed Risen!

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.   2  The same was in the beginning with God.   3  All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.   4  In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men.   5  And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.   6  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.   7  The same came as a witness to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.   8  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.   9  That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.   10  He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.   11  He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.   12  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in His name,   13  who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.   14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.   15  John bore witness of Him and cried, saying, "This was He of whom I spoke, `He that cometh after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.'"   16  And of His fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.   17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.   18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.

- John 1.1-18 TMB

1  On the first day of the week came Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher and saw the stone taken away from the sepulcher.   2  Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid Him!"   3  Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulcher.   4  And they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the sepulcher.   5  And stooping down and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying, yet he went not in.   6  Then came Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulcher and saw the linen cloths as they lay   7  and the napkin that had been about His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but wrapped together in a place by itself.   8  Then the other disciple, who came first to the sepulcher, went in also; and he saw, and believed.   9  For as yet they knew not the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.   10  Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.   11  But Mary stood outside at the sepulcher weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulcher,   12  and saw two angels in white, sitting one at the head and the other at the feet where the body of Jesus had lain.   13  And they said unto her, "Woman, why weepest thou?" She said unto them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him."   14  And when she had thus said, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.   15  Jesus said unto her, "Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said unto Him, "Sir, if thou have borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away."   16  Jesus said unto her, "Mary!" She turned herself and said unto Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, "Master").   17  Jesus said unto her, "Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say unto them, `I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'"   18  Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.

- John 20.1-18

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine
 only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his
 glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of
 our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may
 evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through
 Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
 with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

- Collect for Easter Day, Book of Common Prayer

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