Together with Our Most Holy Mother of God, Saint Mary Magdalene saw and spoke with Christ at His Empty Tomb.

Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the Tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an Angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the Angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was Crucified. He is not here; for He is Risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is Risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

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“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is Risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be Crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ”

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So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

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Why did Saint Mary Magdalene turn around suddenly while she was speaking to the Holy Angels at Christ’s empty Tomb? Because the Holy Angels stood up in reverence when they saw their Lord Jesus Christ.

Hymn of Praise to Saint Mary Magdalene by Saint Nikolai Velimivorich: Magdalene, in dark sorrow wrapped herself, because of the bloody death of the Son of God. Sorrow is to love, the most bitter sorrow, it, in the world, has no comfort or companion, to it, tears are comfort and pain its only companion, to Saint Magdalene, in darkness the world became wrapped. The weak creation of man, asked for light, without hope, in the dark Mary groped. His tomb to her is light but behold, the tomb is empty! Stolen she thought, naked and not anointed! Bitterly she wept, to weeping never any end, at that moment, a man’s voice beside her, she heard: Woman, why are you weeping, tell me:  Whom do you seek? Whom do I seek, you ask?  To comfort me, do you wish! But, if you took Him away, where did you place Him? Tearful and melancholy, Jesus looked at her, and with a sweet voice called her: Mary! In Mary’s heart, a light began to shine, O familiar voice, with sweetness unsurpassable, the voice overly generous by life and power! With that voice, the Lord healed the sick, with that same voice, He resurrected the dead. Life-creating voice, a miraculous voice! Mary recoiled and turned around, Rabbi, she cried out at that moment the sun came out a New Day dawned to Mary and to the world.


Together with Our Most Holy Mother of God, Saint Mary Magdalene saw and spoke with Christ at His Empty Tomb.

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