First Letter of John 1:1-4.
What was from the
beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with
our hands concerns the Word of life--
for the life was
made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with
the Father and was made visible to us--
what we have
seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our
fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many islands be glad.
Cloud and darkness
surround the Lord; justice and right are the foundation of his throne.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the
The heavens proclaim God's justice; all peoples
see his glory.
Light dawns for the just; gladness, for the honest of heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, you just, and praise his holy
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John
On the first day of the week, Mary of
Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed
from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the
other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we
don't know where they put him."
So Peter and the other
disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but
the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into
the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that
had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the
tomb first, and he saw and believed.