Church of Mary Magdalene1- But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared.

2- And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

3- but when they went in they did not find the body.

4- While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel;

5- and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?

6- Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,

7-that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise.”

8- And they remembered his words,

9- and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.

10- Now it was Mary Mag’dalene and Jo-an’na and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles;

11- but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

13- That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma’us, about seven miles from Jerusalem,

14- and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.

15- While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.

16- But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

17- And he said to them, “What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad.

18- Then one of them, named Cle’opas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

19- And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,

20- and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.

21- But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened.

22- Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning

23- and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.

24- Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see.”

25- And he said to them, “O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

26- Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”

27- And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

28- So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further,

29- but they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them.

30- When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them.

31- And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.

32- They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?”

33- And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,

34- who said, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”

35- Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

36- As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them.

37- But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit.

38- And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?

39- See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

41- And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”

42- They gave him a piece of broiled fish,

43- and he took it and ate before them.

44- Then he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.”

45- Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,

46- and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,

47- and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

48- You are witnesses of these things.

49- And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high.”

50- Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

51- While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.

52- And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

53- and were continually in the temple blessing God.