The Angel Appears to the Women

The Walter Pierce window in the Anson Chapel at St Chrysostom’s Church

Stations of the Resurrection                 (Via Lucis) at St Chrysostom’s 2015

Each Sunday in Eastertide we offer a Station of the Resurrection (based on those found in the Church of England’s Common Worship)., for personal prayer and reflection.

1. The angel appears to the women

The angel said to the women,

‘Do not be afraid;
I know that you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified.
He is not here;
for he has been raised, as he said.
Come, see the place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples,
“He has been raised from the dead, and
indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee;
there you will see him.”
This is my message for you.’
So they left the tomb quickly
with fear and great joy,
and ran to tell his disciples.

Matthew 28.5-8

We praise you and we bless you, our risen Lord Jesus, King of glory, for your resurrection overturns our expectations of life and even your closest friends could not see truth before them. As the angel helped them to grasp your triumph and overcome their fear, so help us to see your hand at work through the events that overtake us. To you, Lord Jesus, whose ways astonish beyond our imagining, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.


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