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Monday, April 21st. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 28:8-15.


Easter Monday

21 APRIL 2014

Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 28:8-15.

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.”
While they were going, some of the guard went into the city
and told the chief priests all that had happened.
They assembled with the elders and took counsel;
then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night
and stole him while we were asleep.’
And if this gets to the ears of the governor,
we will satisfy (him) and keep you out of trouble.”
The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed.
And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present (day).

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Easter Monday

21 APRIL 2014

Commentary of the day :

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Pope Francis
Homily of 24/03/2013
(trans. © copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana)

« Jesus came to meet them and said to them : « Rejoice! » (original Greek text)

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Lk 19,38)… Joy fills the air. Jesus has awakened great hopes, especially in the hearts of the simple, the humble, the poor, the forgotten, those who do not matter in the eyes of the world. He understands human sufferings, he has shown the face of God’s mercy, and he has bent down to heal body and soul. This is Jesus. This is his heart which looks to all of us, to our sicknesses, to our sins. The love of Jesus is great… Jesus is God, but he lowered himself to walk with us. He is our friend, our brother…

And here is the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but from having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst; it is born from knowing that with him we are never alone, even at difficult moments, even when our life’s journey comes up against problems and obstacles that seem insurmountable, and there are so many of them! And in this moment the enemy, the devil, comes, often disguised as an angel (2Cor 11,14), and slyly speaks his word to us. Do not listen to him! Let us follow Jesus! We accompany, we follow Jesus, but above all we know that he accompanies us and carries us on his shoulders (Lk 15,5). This is our joy, this is the hope that we must bring to this world. Please do not let yourselves be robbed of hope! Do not let hope be stolen! The hope that Jesus gives us.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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The Octave of Easter

Monday in the Octave of Easter

Easter, the most important feast of the Church year, has an “octave”,
that is, it is celebrated for eight days — through the following Sunday or “
“Low Sunday”, the Octave of Easter Day.

Sequence

This is beautiful sequence written in 1048. Sublime, poetic, and beautiful, this hymn is considered extremely precious by the Church. She only makes use of it once a year, during the greatest feast of the liturgical year!
How beautiful it is, to see that the same things were believed at the beginning of the second millenium! This hymn is almost a thousand years old, yet our Faith is the same today as it was then.
How marvellous is the Catholic Faith, which doesn’t change with the times, but always remains the same – “Jesus Christ yesterday, today, and tomorrow”. The essentials of our Faith must never change, as there is no change with God or Jesus Christ. God is the Unchanging One.

May you praise the Paschal Victim, immolated for Christians.
The Lamb redeemed the sheep: Christ, the innocent one, has reconciled sinners to the Father.
A wonderful duel to behold, as death and life struggle: The Prince of life dead, now reigns alive. Tell us, Mary Magdalen, what did you see in the way? I saw the sepulchre of the living Christ, and I saw the glory of the Resurrected one: The Angelic witnesses, the winding cloth, and His garments. The risen Christ is my hope: He will go before His own into Galilee. We know Christ to have risen truly from the dead: And thou, victorious King, have mercy on us. Amen. Alleluia.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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