This year may be the one in which John’s resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark’s, perhaps because Mark’s gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation. Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels. Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ. Peter says we “ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more.


O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Mark 16:1-8

This Weeks Readings

MondayGenesis 1:1-19
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
TuesdayGenesis 1:20-2:4a
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
WednesdaySong of Solomon 3:1-11
Mark 16:1-8
Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
ThursdayDaniel 1:1-21
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 133
FridayDaniel 2:1-23
Acts 4:23-31
Psalm 133
SaturdayDaniel 2:24-49
John 12:44-50
Psalm 133
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