Saturday, April 11, 2009
"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they went in, they did not find the body.
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.
The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.
Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again" (Lk 24:1-7)
Friday, April 10, 2009
"From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice,
"Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?"
that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
When some of the bystanders heard it,
they said, "This man is calling for Elijah."
At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine,
put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.
But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."
Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last" (Mt 27:45-50).
Thursday, April 9, 2009
"When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him.
He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves;
for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood" (Lk 21:14-20).