The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.
Short Meditations from Easter to the Ascension.
These Meditations are intended as a companion series to those already published on the Sacred Passion of Our Lord. The one subject, no less than the other, is full of consolation and encouragement — the Passion pointing us rather to the joy of being freed from the burden of sin, the Resurrection to the further happiness of being heirs to the glory of heaven. For, as Christ “died for our sins, so He rose again for our justification and His work was not complete until He had not only risen again, but ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us."
It is the hope of the author of these short meditations that they may help those who read them to rejoice with Jesus Christ in His glorious Resurrection and Ascension into heaven.
The numbers in the titles are for the day of Easter. So Low Sunday is number 8 (Easter was day 1).
LIST OF MEDITATIONS
The Resurrection. Read 1 Cor. xv. 20-25.  But now Christ is risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep:  For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead.  And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. …Click to Continue Reading
The Appearance of Jesus to His Holy Mother. Read 1 St. John iv. 15-19.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.  And we have known, and have believed the charity, which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth…Click to Continue Reading
The Holy Women on Their Way to the Sepulchre. Read St. Mark xvi. 1-4.  And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint Jesus.  And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they come…Click to Continue Reading
The Holy Women at the Sepulchre. Read St. Mark xvi. 4-7.  And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great.  And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished.  Who saith to them:…Click to Continue Reading
The Appearance of Jesus to St. Mary Magdalen. Read St. Mark xvi. 9-12.  But he rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalen, out of whom he had cast seven devils.  She went and told them that had been with him, who were mourning and weeping.  And…Click to Continue Reading
Why Jesus appeared first to St. Mary Magdalen. Read St. John xx. 11-19.  But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,  And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the…Click to Continue Reading
How Jesus appeared to St. Mary Magdalen. Read St. John xx. 11-17.  But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,  And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body…Click to Continue Reading
The Appearance of Jesus to the Holy Women. Read St. Matt, xxviii. 8-10.  And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.  And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him. …Click to Continue Reading
The Two Disciples on the Road to Emmaus. Read St. Luke xxiv. 13-16.  And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus.  And they talked together of all these things which had happened.  And it came to pass, that while they…Click to Continue Reading
Jesus appears to the Two Disciples. Read St. Luke xxiv. 16-19.  But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.  And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk, and are sad?  And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas,…Click to Continue Reading
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