For 26 April 2011, Tuesday in the octave of Easter, based on John 20:11-18
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, â€œWoman, why are you weeping?â€ She said to them, â€œThey have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.â€ When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, â€œWoman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?â€ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, â€œSir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.â€ Jesus said to her, â€œMary!â€ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, â€œRabbouni!â€ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, â€œDo not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, â€˜I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.â€™â€ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, â€œI have seen the Lordâ€; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.