Tuesday, April 3, 2018

FIRST STATION OF VIA LUCIS: Jesus Rises from the Dead

FIRST STATION OF VIA LUCIS: Jesus Rises from the Dead

We adore You, O Christ
and we praise You! 
Because by the Wood of the Cross and
the Light of the Resurrection,
You have redeemed the world!
Reading:  "The angel of the Lord said to the women:  'Do not be afraid!  I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for He has been raised just as He said."  (Matthew 28: 5b-6a).

Reflection: On the first day of the week, at the dawning of the new creation, Jesus arose from the dead.  No one saw the event, yet like the apostles, we are called to be witnesses of this central faith event.  The light and power of Christ's death and resurrection has become the pattern for our living.  May we recognize Christ's dying and rising in our midst.


Prayer:  This is the day, Lord God, that You have made!  Raising Christ from the dead, and raising us with Christ, You have fashioned for Yourself a new people.  As we hear the word that brings salvation, make our hearts burn within us.  Through the presence of every friend and stranger, reveal to us the face of the One who had first to suffer, but who has entered now into glory, Jesus Christ, our Passover and our Peace, living and reigning with You, forever and ever.  Amen.
All:  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
That Easter morn, at break of day,
The faithful women went their way 
To seek the tomb where Jesus lay, Alleluia!

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