April 5 - Easter Sunday : Experiencing Easter Everyday

March 26th, 2015

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First Reading  Genesis 1:1—2:2
God creates the heavens and the earth. (shorter form, Genesis 1:1,26-31a)

Second Reading Genesis 22:1-18 (shorter form, Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18)
God puts Abraham to the test.

Third Reading Exodus 14:15—15:1
The Israelites pass through the Red Sea.

Fourth Reading Isaiah 54:5-14
The Lord promises to redeem Israel.

Fifth Reading Isaiah 55:1-11
A call to return to the Lord who is merciful

Sixth Reading  Baruch 3:9-15,32—4:4
Israel is told to follow the way of God's commandments.

Seventh Reading  Ezekiel 36:16-17a,18-28
The Lord will cleanse Israel for the sake of his holy name.

Epistle  Romans 6:3-11
Those who have been baptized have died with Christ.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23
God's mercy endures forever.

Gospel Reading
Mark 16:1-7

The significance of Jesus' resurrection is that it offers for all believers the hope pf a new life here and now. Yes, we will all rise from the dead one day and share in eternal glory but even today, here and now we experience the power of Easter glory, the effects of Jesus' rising from the dead. we all testify to the power of the Resurrection among us when we don't let evil and death get the better of us but let the way of Jesus triumph in our lives through our faith, hope and love.