Easter Thursday

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Easter Thursday

To Mary Magdalene

“But Mary was standing outside weeping at the tomb. . . Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why art thou weeping? Whom dost thou seek?’ She, thinking it was the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if thou hast removed Him, tell me where thou hast laid Him and I will take Him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ Turning, she said to Him, ‘Rabboni!’ (that is to say, Master). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, I ascend to My Father and to your Father, to My God and your God.’ Mary Magdalene came, and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord, and these things He said to me.” (John 20:11f.).

Let us Pray. We beg Thee, O Lord, grant us ever to find joy through these Paschal mysteries, so that the continual work of our reparation may be for us the source of unending bliss; through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Easter Wednesday

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Easter Wednesday

To the Disciples at the Lake of Genesareth.

“When day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Young men, have you any fish?’ They answered Him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right of the boat and you will find them.’ They cast, therefore, and now they were unable to draw it up for the great number of fishes. The disciple whom Jesus loved said therefore to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ Simon Peter, therefore, hearing that it was the Lord, girt his tunic about Him and threw himself into the sea. But the other disciples came with the boat… When, therefore, they had landed, they saw a fire ready, and a fish laid upon it, and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and breakfast.’ And none of those reclining dared ask Him, ‘Who art Thou?’ knowing that it was the Lord. And Jesus came and took bread, and gave it to them, and likewise the fish…”

“A third time Jesus said to Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, dost thou love Me?’ And He said to Him, ‘Lord, Thou knowest all things, Thou knowest that I love Thee.’ He said to him, ‘Feed My sheep.'” (John 21:17.)

Let us Pray. O God, Who dost gladden us by the yearly Feastday of Our Lord’s Resurrection, deign to grant that we who celebrate these solemnities in time may reach heavenly joys in eternity; through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.