April 9, 2023
1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Collect of the Day
O God, for our redemption You gave Your only-begotten Son to the death
of the cross and by His glorious resurrection delivered us from the
power of the enemy. Grant that all our sin may be drowned through daily
repentance and that day by day we may arise to live before You in
righteousness and purity forever; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who
lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
adapt. from Matthew 28:7; Hebrews 2:7; Psalm 8:6
Christ has risen from the dead.
[God the Father] has crowned him with glory and honor.
He has given him dominion over the works of his hands;
he has put all things under his feet.
2 Timothy 1:10b
Alleluia. [Christ Jesus] abolished death and brought life and
immortality to light through the gospel. Alleluia.