It was written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead.
† A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke 24:35-48
The disciples from Emmaus told what happened on the road and how they knew he was the Lord when he broke the bread.
While Jesus’ disciples were talking about what had happened, Jesus appeared to them and said, “May God give you peace!” They were frightened and terrified because they thought they were seeing a ghost.
But Jesus said, “Why are you so frightened? Why do you doubt? Look at my hands and my feet and see who I am!
Touch me and find out for yourselves. Ghosts don’t have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
After Jesus said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. The disciples were so glad and amazed that they could not believe it.
Jesus then asked them, “Do you have something to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish. He took it and ate it as they watched.
Jesus said to them, “While I was still with you, I told you that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Books of the Prophets, and in the Psalms had to happen.
Then he helped them understand the Scriptures. He told them: “The Scriptures say that the Messiah must suffer, then three days later he will rise from death. They also say that all people of every nation must be told in my name to turn to God, in order to be forgiven. So beginning in Jerusalem, you must tell everything that has happened.”
The gospel of the Lord.