First Reading: From the Book of Acts 10:34, 37-43
Vrs34 Then Peter addressed them, ‘I now really understand’, he said, ‘that God has no favorites,
Vrs37 You know what happened all over Judaea, how Jesus of Nazareth began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism.
Vrs38 God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.
Vrs39 Now we are witnesses to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalemitself: and they killed him by hanging him on a tree,
Vrs40 yet on the third day God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen,
Vrs41 not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses that God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses — we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead-
Vrs42 and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to bear witness that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead.
Vrs43 It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’
Responsorial Psalm: From Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Vrs1 Alleluia! Give thanks to Yahweh for he is good, for his faithful love endures for ever.
Vrs Let the House of Israel say, ‘His faithful love endures for ever.’
Vrs16 Yahweh’s right hand is victorious, Yahweh’s right hand is triumphant!’
Vrs17 I shall not die, I shall live to recount the great deeds of Yahweh.
Vrs22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
Vrs23 This is Yahweh’s doing, and we marvel at it.
Gospel Reading: From the Book of John 20:1-9
Vrs1 It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb
Vrs2 and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,’ she said, ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
Vrs3 So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb.
Vrs4 They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first;
Vrs5 he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in.
Vrs6 Simon Peter, following him, also came up, went into the tomb, saw the linen cloths lying on the ground
Vrs7 and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself.
Vrs8 Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.
Vrs9 Till this moment they had still not understood the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
Second Reading: From the Book of Colossians 3:1-4,
Vrs1 Since you have been raised up to be with Christ, you must look for the things that are above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.
Vrs2 Let your thoughts be on things above, not on the things that are on the earth,
Vrs3 because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.
Vrs4 But when Christ is revealed — and he is your life-you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.