Resurrection icon“… While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright thewomen bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here. He has risen!'”

– Luke 24:4-6a

 

“Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by thy life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.”

– Collect for Easter Sunday,
Book of Common Prayer