(Usus Antiquior) The Paschal Vigil, Holy Saturday (Double I Classis) – Saturday, 8 April 2023 : Holy Gospel

Liturgical Colour : White

Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew

Matthew 28 : 1-7

Vespere autem sabbati, quae lucescit in prima sabbati, venit Maria Magdalene, et altera Maria videre sepulchrum. Et ecce terraemotus factus est magnus. Angelus enim Domini descendit de Caelo : et accedens revolvit lapidem, et sedebat super eum : erat autem aspectus ejus sicut fulgur : et vestimentum ejus sicut nix. Prae timore autem ejus exteriti sunt custodes, et facti sunt velut mortui.

Respondens autem Angelus, dixit mulieribus : Nolite timere vos : scio enim, quod Jesum, qui crucifixus est, quaeritis : non est hic : surrexit enim, sicut dixit. Venite, et videte locum, ubi positus erat Dominus. Et cito euntes, dicite discipulis Ejus, quia surrexit : et ecce praecedit vos in Galilaeam : ibi eum videbitis. Ecce praedixi vobis.

English translation

And in the end of the Sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre, and behold there was a great earthquake. For an Angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone and sat upon it, and his countenance was as lightning and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him the guards were struck with terror and became as dead men.

And the Angel answering, said to the women, “Do not fear, for I know that you seek Jesus Who was crucified. He is not here, for He is risen, as He said. Come and see the place where the Lord was laid. And going quickly, you should tell His disciples that He is risen, and behold He will go before you into Galilee. There you shall see Him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.”

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