Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Resurrection of Jesus

Mary stood weeping outside of the tomb, and as she wept she stopped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.  They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."  Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.  Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom do you seek?"  Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."  Jesus said to her, "Mary."  She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means teacher).  Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."  -- The Gospel according to John 20:11-17

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter everyone.


  1. Marie Christine,

    Happy Easter. Thank you for your blog.

    I pondered the words you have placed on this post. My little thought is this, when His Majesty calls me by my name I recognise Him - as Mary did.

  2. Thank you Paul and Victor.

    I cannot read that passage without crying. I find it so moving when Jesus says "Mary." and she sees that it is her Lord. I don't know if I would feel the same way if my name weren't Mary, but I think I would.

  3. Happy Easter Mary. Thank you for being there for me, so often, with your experience, strength and hope. Life survival kit for me, some days. Ros xx

  4. I've been getting used to calling today Resurrection Sunday. Easter really came out of a pagan term. Look it up. Most of the other Christian languages call it some variation of "pessach" which means passover. In Latin it's "pascha." As far as I know it's only the Germanic languages (of which English is part) that associate with a pagan word. Check this out, if you;'re interested:

    Happy Resurrection! He is risen!