Christ Is Risen!

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Christ Is Risen!

The Body of Jesus was laid in a tomb in a garden, near the place where He was crucified.  A large, heavy stone was rolled in front of the door of the tomb.   At the end of the sabbath (суббота), Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought fragrant oils to anoint the Body.

And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen.  And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” (Mark 16:2-3)

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had already been rolled away.   As the women entered the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side.  His clothes were as white as snow.  The women became very afraid.

“And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified.  He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid Him.  But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you.” (16:6-7)

The women were so afraid that they fled from the tomb trembling.  

Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene and cast seven demons out of her.  Mary went and told the grieving disciples that she had seen Jesus, but they did not believe her.

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