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Easter Sunday, Cycle A

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The story of the empty tomb is like no other. There are details that appear in other myths from around the Mediterranean, divine beings that come back from death every spring, gods who take on human form for a time, but nothing like our main story today. 423 more words

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The Empty Tomb

At the heart of our Faith is the empty tomb. St Paul was right to observe: And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 771 more words

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The Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday)

JUST THE BEGINNING

It is tempting to think of Easter as the completion of a journey – our journey through 40 days of Lent; our journey through Holy week – Christ’s passion, death and now resurrection. 143 more words

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Easter Messages

I want us to look on this Easter night at the first of those readings that we heard in the semi-darkness of the Vigil. In it we heard how Abraham almost killed his only son Isaac (Genesis: 22:1-18) We see the story vividly displayed on the Church’s best Chasuble that I am wearing tonight, where Abraham is depicted raising his knife about to slay his son. 1,936 more words

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Prepared to Answer

One thing we can say for sure when Easter arrives: Lent is over.

A couple weeks ago, some people told me I looked thinner. I was like, “Ah–don’t think so. 231 more words

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Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil – March 28-29, 1964 – Santa Susanna, Rome

If you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 4,003 more words

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Easter Sunday

In 1625 a Portuguese Sailing ship called the Wanli* sailed from China to Malaysia. Its cargo was a shipment of Ming China vases and plates and such. 596 more words

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