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The Empty Grave

Cycle BEasterWeek Easter

by Bishop Robert BarronApril 01, 2018

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Many people enjoy visiting the graves of famous people, from Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL to St. Peter in the Vatican. We feel a sense of peace and finality around graves. But the one thing we would never expect in a cemetery is action. Yet thats precisely what we find at the center of Christianity, as St. John recounts in todays Easter Gospel.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalm - Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Reading 2 - Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel - John 20:1-9