But on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre. And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, while they are astonished in mind at this, behold two men stood by them in shining apparel. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their countenance towards the ground, they said to them:
Why seek you the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.
Image taken from the SJC website.
Happy Easter. Enjoy your feast. Here's one for the ears: the gorgeous Kyrie from Haydn's Missa in Angustiis (Mass in Time of Trouble or Nelson Mass):
Other parts here, here, here, here, and here.
Bonus: The Sanctus from Haydn's Little Organ Mass:
Once upon a time in Chicago, I had the joy of listening to the choir practice this over and over again in the darkened, empty church.
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