After the Sabbath, at dawn on the
first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake,
for an angel of the Lord came down
from heaven and, going to the tomb,
rolled back the stone and sat on it.

His appearance was like lightning,
and his clothes were white as snow.
The guards were so afraid of him that they
shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid,
for I know that you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified.

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said....
Go quickly and tell his disciples:
'He has risen from the dead.'"

So the women hurried away from the tomb,
afraid yet filled with joy,
and ran to tell his disciples.

Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said.

They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.*

* This reading and the following can be combined as one reading.