For 19 April 2022, Easter Tuesday, based on John 20:11-18
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€˜Woman, why are you weeping?â€™ She said to them, â€˜They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.â€™ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, â€˜Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?â€™ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, â€˜Sir, 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€˜Mary!â€™ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, â€˜Rabbouni!â€™ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, â€˜Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, â€œI 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€˜I 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.