The Angelus

The Great Vigil of Easter, by the Rector

In Matthew, an angel of the Lord has rolled away the stone, and the angel is sitting on the stone, when Mary Magdalene and—in Matthew—“the other Mary”[1]—arrive to see the tomb. The guards who were sent to guard it are there too, but the guards “trembled with fear and became as dead men.”[2] Before either of the women can speak, the angel says to them, “You are not to be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus . . . He is not here; for he was raised just as he had said. Come, see the place where he lay.”[3]
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