Easter Sunday: How Jesus’ Resurrection Changed the Church

Added 30 March 2018 by Jeff Cavins

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for Easter 2018—the Resurrection of the Lord—Jeff Cavins tells us that since Jesus is risen from the dead, our hearts and our lives ought to change to reflect that reality.

First Reading: Acts 10:34A, 37-43
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 or I COR 5:6B-8
Alleluia: cf. 1 Corinthians 5:7B-8A
Gospel: John 20:1-9

Sunday Gospel:

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
"They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don't know where they put him."
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.


Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins

Maple Grove, MN

I teach scripture, lead pilgrimages to Israel and developed The Great Adventure Bible Study Series.

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