From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud
Eli, lema sabachthani?”
which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken
Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “This one is calling for Elijah.”
Immediately one of them ran to get a sponge; he soaked it in wine, and putting it on a reed, gave it to him to drink.
But the rest said,
“Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to save him.”
But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice,
and gave up his spirit.
And behold, the veil of the sanctuary
was torn in two from top to bottom.
The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were
opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep
And coming forth from their tombs after his
resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
The centurion and the men with him who were keeping
watch over Jesus
feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said,
“Truly, this was the Son of God!”
When it was evening,
there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph,
who was himself a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over.
Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the
Then he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to
But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
remained sitting there, facing the tomb.
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
His appearance was like lightning
and his clothing was white as snow.
The guards were shaken with fear of him
and became like dead men.
Then the angel said to the women in reply,
“Do not be afraid!
I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.
He is not here, for he has been raised just as he
Come and see the place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples,
‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee;
there you will see him.’
Behold, I have told you.”
Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce this to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.”