Daily Gospel Reading for April 9, 2023 – The Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday) – The Mass of Easter Day Bible Verse

The 9th of April, 2023, Sunday is this year’s celebration day for the Resurrection of the Lord. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar Year 2023.

Reading 1: ACTS 10:34A, 37-43

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Peter opened his mouth and said, “You yourselves know what happened, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

We are witnesses of everything he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they also killed, hanging him on a tree.

God raised him up the third day and gave him to be revealed, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen before by God, to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by God as the Judge of the living and the dead.

All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

Response: This is the day that Yahweh has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.

Let Israel now say that his loving kindness endures forever.

R: This is the day that Yahweh has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!

“The right hand of Yahweh is exalted! The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly!”

I will not die, but live, and declare Yah’s works.

R: This is the day that Yahweh has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

This is Yahweh’s doing. It is marvelous in our eyes.

R: This is the day that Yahweh has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Reading 2: COL 3:1-4 or 1 COR 5:6B-8

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians.

If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory.

or second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?

Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.

Therefore let’s keep the feast, not withold yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Sequence: "Victimae paschali laudes" (Paschal Victim)

Christians, to the paschal victim offer your thankful praises–a lamb the sheep redeeming, Christ, who only is sinless, reconciling sinners to the Father. Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous; the prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.

Speak, Mary, declaring what you saw when wayfaring. “The tomb of Christ, who is living, the glory of Jesus’ resurrection; bright angels attesting, the shroud and napkin resting. My Lord, my hope, is arisen; to Galilee he will go before you.”

Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining. Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning! Amen.

Gospel of the Day: JN 20:1-9 or MT 28:1-10 or LK 24:13-35

From the gospel scripture according to John.

Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went early, while it was still dark, to the tomb, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have laid him!”

Therefore Peter and the other disciple went out, and they went toward the tomb.

They both ran together. The other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.

Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he didn’t enter in.

Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying, and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself.

So then the other disciple who came first to the tomb also entered in, and he saw and believed.

For as yet they didn’t know the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

or from the gospel verse according to Matthew.

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it.

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.

The angel answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.

He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.

Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”

They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see me.”

or from the gospel scripture according to Luke at an afternoon or evening mass.

Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem.

They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened.

While they talked and questioned together, Jesus himself came near, and went with them.

But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

He said to them, “What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad?”

One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things which have happened there in these days?”

He said to them, “What things?” They said to him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.

But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Also, certain women of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb; and when they didn’t find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.

Some of us went to the tomb and found it just like the women had said, but they didn’t see him.”

He said to them, “Foolish people, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Didn’t the Christ have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?”

Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

They came near to the village where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.

They urged him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over.” He went in to stay with them.

When he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave it to them.

Their eyes were opened and they recognized him; then he vanished out of their sight.

They said to one another, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?”

They rose up that very hour, returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”

They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

Spreaditorial Team

Spreaditorial Team at HMASSP is a group led by Servant Leader dedicated in spreading the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to everyone in the world.