the joy of his resurrection

The Resurrection by Paolo Veronese, c.1570, via Wikimedia Commons

O God, who for our redemption
   gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross,
   and by his glorious resurrection
   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 your Son our Lord,
   who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
   one God, now and for ever. Amen.


But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”

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