EASTER VIGIL — Year A
Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala came with the other Mary to inspect the tomb. Suddenly, there was a mighty earthquake, for the angel of God
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. The angel’s appearance was like lightning, with garments dazzling as snow. The guards shook with fear and fell down as though they were dead. Then the angel spoke, addressing the women, “Do not be frightened. I know you are looking for Jesus the crucified, who is no longer here. Jesus has been raised, exactly as it was foretold. Come and see the burial place. Then go quickly and tell the disciples that Jesus has been raised from the dead, and now goes ahead of you to Galilee, where you will see Jesus. That is the message I have for you.”
The women hurried away from the tomb with awe and great joy and ran to carry the good news to the disciples. Suddenly, Jesus stood before them and said, “Peace!” The women came up and embraced his feet and worshiped him. At this, Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid! Go and carry the news to the disciples that they are to go to Galilee, where they will see me.”
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.