The Resurrection

The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening of Good Friday. His soul descends into the realm of the dead to announce to the Just the tidings of their redemption. Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests place guards at the tomb. On the third day Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal. The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the guards flee in terror. The holy women coming to anoint the body of Jesus are amazed and frightened to find the tomb open. An angel calms their fears: “He is not here. He has risen as He said.” Jesus appears to Mary Magdalen and Peter and two disciples on the way to Emmaus. That evening He appears to the apostles behind locked doors: “Peace be unto you… do not be afraid.” Jesus breathes on them and gives them the power to forgive sin.

Spiritual fruit: Faith

Introduce the Mystery

Announce “The First Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection”.

Our Father

Say the Our Father: “Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.”

Hail Mary

Say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery: “Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

Glory Be

Say the Glory Be: “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”

Oh My Jesus

Say the O My Jesus prayer: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls into heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. Amen.”