8 [11-18] This appearance to Mary is found only in John, but cf Matthew 28:8-10 and Mark 16:9-11. Jn 7:38. 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. John 20:13.) Mary sees the stone removed, not the empty tomb. I have not yet ascended: for John and many of the New Testament writers, the ascension in the theological sense of going to the Father to be glorified took place with the resurrection as one action. The Gospels for both years are the same. The theme of rejoicing in John 20:20 echoes John 16:22. To me, all of John 20 unfolds like a drama, very much like chapters 4, 9, and 11. 18Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and what he told her. 31But these are written that you may [come to] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.t. * See note on Jn 5:14, and Ex 20:5, that parents’ sins were visited upon their children. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? To my Father and your Father, to my God and your God: this echoes Ruth 1:16: "Your people shall be my people, and your God my God." * [21:15–23] This section constitutes Peter’s rehabilitation and emphasizes his role in the church. Whom are you looking for?”h She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Mt 28:8–10 and Mk 16:9–11. Lk 24:36–39; Mk 16:14–18. A solemn mission or "sending" is also the subject of the post-resurrection appearances to the Eleven in Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47; Mark 16:15. ; Read the daily readings. b. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” Therefore his ascension takes place immediately after he has talked to Mary. He said to them. 9* e For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead. Cf. 2 So she ran 4 and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they put him." * [20:30–31] These verses are clearly a conclusion to the gospel and express its purpose. 3* So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. 20 Jesus answered him, ... John does not mention the agony in the garden and the kiss of Judas, nor does he identify the place as Gethsemane or the Mount of Olives. Jesus Is Alive (Matthew 28.1-10; Mark 16.1-8; Luke 24.1-12) 1 On Sunday morning while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. Fear has turned to joy. The Gospel of John is read during the Easter season. Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said in a … When the Jews * from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites [to him] to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 * he admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, o “I am not the Messiah.” 21 So they asked him, “What are you then? See Matthew 16:19; Matthew 18:18. ; Listen to the daily readings podcasts; Find more information on the New American Bible; Daily Video Reflections getting a new look and feel. Cf. 22 After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit. Verse 28. 24Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The theme of rejoicing in Jn 20:20 echoes Jn 16:22. Peace be with you: although this could be an ordinary greeting, John intends here to echo John 14:27. This is the author’s version of Pentecost. * Go wash: perhaps a test of faith; cf. 30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this book.s John 20:21 Again Jesus said to them, "Peace be with you. A solemn mission or “sending” is also the subject of the post-resurrection appearances to the Eleven in Mt 28:19; Lk 24:47; Mk 16:15. That is why he calls them my brothers. 19 * And this is the testimony of John. * [20:20] Hands and…side: Lk 24:39–40 mentions “hands and feet,” based on Ps 22:17. The Empty Tomb. Watch a video reflection by clicking on a month button below. Cf also the revivification of the dry bones in Ezekial 37. * The first stones were to be thrown by the witnesses . * The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.k Cf also Luke 24:24. also the revivification of the dry bones in Ez 37. 26Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, To my Father and your Father, to my God and your God, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. 1 On the first day of the week,a Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark,* and saw the stone removed from the tomb. The Appearance to Mary of Magdala. This scene in John dramatizes such an understanding, for by Easter night Jesus is glorified and can give the Spirit. * [20:29] This verse is a beatitude on future generations; faith, not sight, matters. 12 [19] The disciples: by implication from John 20:24 this means ten of the Twelve, presumably in Jerusalem. As with many key chapters in John’s Gospel, it is deep and rich and invites careful scrutiny and prayer. Year I is read in odd-numbered years (2021, 2023, etc.) . 12and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. The Samaritan Woman. It was still dark. * [20:16] Rabbouni: Hebrew or Aramaic for “my master.”. 1On the first day of the week,a Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark,* and saw the stone removed from the tomb. l. [20:21] 17:18; Mt 28:19; Mk 16:15; Lk 24:47–48. John 20:23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld." 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” also the note on Jn 19:30. To my Father and your Father, to my God and your God: this echoes Ru 1:16: “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” The Father of Jesus will now become the Father of the disciples because, once ascended, Jesus can give them the Spirit that comes from the Father and they can be reborn as God’s children (Jn 3:5). WINDSOR TERRACE — As Joe Biden assumed the presidency, two of the country’s leading bishops disagree on how to respond to the new administration of the first Catholic president since John F. Kennedy. During the year, the Gospels are read semi-continuously, beginning with Mark, then moving on to Matthew and Luke. John 20. The theme of rejoicing in Jn 20:20 echoes Jn 16:22. This story fulfills the basic need for testimony to the resurrection. 18 [29] This verse is a beatitude on future generations; faith, not sight, matters. That is why he calls them my brothers. I have not yet ascended: for John and many of the New Testament writers, the ascension in the theological sense of going to the Father to be glorified took place with the resurrection as one action. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”i 1 Corinthians 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus: 21 So the Jewish chief priests said to Pilate, 'You should not write "King of the Jews", but that the man said, "I am King of the Jews". ' 9 [16] Rabbouni: Hebrew or Aramaic for "my master.". 3 [1] Still dark: according to Mark the sun had risen, Matthew describes it as "dawning," and Luke refers to early dawn. * [20:3–10] The basic narrative is told of Peter alone in Lk 24:12, a verse missing in important manuscripts and which may be borrowed from tradition similar to John. 7and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.d 29* Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?r Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”, Conclusion. * [20:9] Probably a general reference to the scriptures is intended, as in Lk 24:26 and 1 Cor 15:4. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. While many manuscripts read come to believe, possibly implying a missionary purpose for John’s gospel, a small number of quite early ones read “continue to believe,” suggesting that the audience consists of Christians whose faith is to be deepened by the book; cf. John 20. CHAPTER 20 *. The water tunnel Siloam (= Sent) is used as a symbol of Jesus, sent by his Father. John 20. and Year II is used in even-numbered years (2020, 2022, etc.) Some individual Old Testament passages suggested are Psalm 16:10; Hosea 6:2; Jonah 2:1, 2, 10. Kidron valley: literally, “the winter-flowing Kidron”; this wadi has water only during the winter rains. * This verse connects Jn 20 and 21; cf. What we have here is not a record but a series of single stories. Cf also the note on John 19:30. 20 This notice was read by many of the Jews, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the writing was in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. This is the author's version of Pentecost. editor; President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and family, walk in front of the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. The sentence cannot therefore, without violence to the context, be taken as an exclamation addressed to God, and is to be understood in the natural meaning of a confession by the Apostle that his Lord was also God. 4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outra… 10 [17] Stop holding on to me: see Matthew 28:9, where the women take hold of his feet. Cf. 19 [30-31] These verses are clearly a conclusion to the gospel and express its purpose. New American Bible Copyright © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The Empty Tomb. Pulpit Commentary. The plural "we" in the second part of her statement might reflect a tradition of more women going to the tomb. See Mt 16:19; Mt 18:18. Lk 24:16; Mk 16:12; Jn 20:14. Mary saw that the large stone had been moved away from the tomb. 13 [20] Hands and . * Cf. 2 So Mary ran to Simon Peter and the other follower (the one Jesus loved). * 1 Early in the morning of the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Mary said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb. The disciples do, however, recognize Jesus before the breaking of the bread (opposed to Lk 24:35). The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, 21 and he said to them again, 'Peace be with you. John 20:1-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Resurrection of Jesus. 14When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.g * [20:6–8] Some special feature about the state of the burial cloths caused the beloved disciple to believe. Mary sees the stone removed, not the empty tomb. * Do not be afraid.” 21 They wanted to take him into the boat, but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading. John 20:19 It was the first day of the week, and that very evening, while the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. * Lv 20:10 and Dt 22:22 mention only death, but Dt 22:23–24 prescribes stoning for a betrothed virgin. 11 [19-29] The appearances to the disciples, without or with Thomas (cf John 11:16; 14:5), have rough parallels in the other gospels only for John 20:19-23; cf Luke 24:36-39; Mark 16:14-18. g. [20:14] 21:4; Mk 16:12; Lk 24:16; 1 Cor 15:43–44. * Hands and…side: Lk 24:39–40 mentions “hands and feet,” based on Ps 22:17. Jesus offers them peace. Jan 20, 2021; Indian PM meets with delegation of Catholic cardinals. Jn 17:18), though John does not use the noun in reference to them (see note on Jn 13:16). j. Perhaps the details emphasized that the grave had not been robbed. 17Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me,* for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Jn 19:35. a. USCCB Migration Chairman Welcomes Administration’s... On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden revoked Executive Order 13768 of January 25, 2017 on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the … * Jesus went out: see Jn 14:31 where it seems he is leaving the supper room. As we continue to provide a video reflection each day, we are making changes in our video service to be compatible with more devices. Perhaps the details emphasized that the grave had not been robbed. 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. b 20. * [20:28] My Lord and my God: this forms a literary inclusion with the first verse of the gospel: “and the Word was God.”. * [20:19] The disciples: by implication from Jn 20:24 this means ten of the Twelve, presumably in Jerusalem. * [20:19–29] The appearances to the disciples, without or with Thomas (cf. This scene in John dramatizes such an understanding, for by Easter night Jesus is glorified and can give the Spirit. In such a view, the ascension after forty days described in Acts 1:1–11 would be simply a termination of earthly appearances or, perhaps better, an introduction to the conferral of the Spirit upon the early church, modeled on Elisha’s being able to have a (double) share in the spirit of Elijah if he saw him being taken up (same verb as ascending) into heaven (2 Kgs 2:9–12). John 20:22 When He had said this, He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 1 [1-31] The risen Jesus reveals his glory and confers the Spirit. * [20:1–10] The story of the empty tomb is found in both the Matthean and the Lucan traditions; John’s version seems to be a fusion of the two. By John Lavenburg, National Correspondent. * [20:23] The Council of Trent defined that this power to forgive sins is exercised in the sacrament of penance. All rights reserved. 17 [28] My Lord and my God: this forms a literary inclusion with the first verse of the gospel: "and the Word was God.". While many manuscripts read come to believe, possibly implying a missionary purpose for John's gospel, a small number of quite early ones read "continue to believe," suggesting that the audience consists of Christians whose faith is to be deepened by the book; cf John 19:35. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea * and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid. 5 [3-10] The basic narrative is told of Peter alone in Luke 24:12, a verse missing in important manuscripts and which may be borrowed from tradition similar to John. 2 [1-10] The story of the empty tomb is found in both the Matthean and the Lucan traditions; John's version seems to be a fusion of the two. 19On the evening of that first day of the week,j when the doors were locked, where the disciples* were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” John 20:22 When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Nirmala Carvalho; Jan 20, 2021; Joe Scheidler, known as 'the godfather of pro-life activism,' dies at 93. 4 [2] Mary runs away, not directed by an angel/young man as in the synoptic accounts. Jesus’ Tomb Is Empty. 14 [21] By means of this sending, the Eleven were made apostles, that is, "those sent" (cf John 17:18), though John does not use the noun in reference to them (see the note on John 13:16). 20. 1 * Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples), * 3 he left Judea and returned to Galilee.. 'As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.' 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 13And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.” * [20:11–18] This appearance to Mary is found only in John, but cf. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” USCCB Mission; Leadership; Bishops and Dioceses; USCCB Offices; Contact USCCB; Financial Reporting; USCCB Careers ; Print | Share | Calendar | Diocesan Locator | FOLLOW US TEXT SIZE Today's Reading; Lecturas del Día; National Bible Week; Readings - Audio; Reflections - Video; Books of the Bible; Understanding the Bible. 4They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; 20 e Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that f the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Jn 17:18), though John does not use the noun in reference to them (see note on Jn 13:16). Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). 22* And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,m “Receive the holy Spirit. k 20 But he said to them, “It is I. * 2So she ran* and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” The Empty Tomb.*. 11But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.f And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb also Lk 24:24. 15 [22] This action recalls Genesis 2:7, where God breathed on the first man and gave him life; just as Adam's life came from God, so now the disciples' new spiritual life comes from Jesus. John the Baptist’s Testimony to Himself. 28* q Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” In such a view, the ascension after forty days described in Acts 1:1-11 would be simply a termination of earthly appearances or, perhaps better, an introduction to the conferral of the Spirit upon the early church, modeled on Elisha's being able to have a (double) share in the spirit of Elijah if he saw him being taken up (same verb as ascending) into heaven (2 Kings 2:9-12). 2 Kgs 5:10–14. [20:19–23] Mt 28:16–20; Mk 16:14–18; Lk 24:36–44. The Empty Tomb (). * The Father of Jesus will now become the Father of the disciples because, once ascended, Jesus can give them the Spirit that comes from the Father and they can be reborn as God's children (John 3:5). 23* n Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”, Thomas. Jn 11:16; 14:5), have rough parallels in the other gospels only for Jn 20:19–23; cf. 4 He had to * pass through Samaria. Whose soever sins you remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins you retain, they are retained. * [20:21] By means of this sending, the Eleven were made apostles, that is, “those sent” (cf. Jn 20:19, 26. Empty tomb. 16 [23] The Council of Trent defined that this power to forgive sins is exercised in the sacrament of penance. * [20:1] Still dark: according to Mark the sun had risen, Matthew describes it as “dawning,” and Luke refers to early dawn. * [20:22] This action recalls Gn 2:7, where God breathed on the first man and gave him life; just as Adam’s life came from God, so now the disciples’ new spiritual life comes from Jesus. 21* [Jesus] said to them again,l “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so also I am sending you." 20 (A)Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that (B)the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 1 Corinthians 5:4 When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of the Lord Jesus, Treasury of Scripture. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. Jesus denies such a cause and emphasizes the purpose: the infirmity was providential. Jer 17:13 (RSV): “Those who turn away from thee shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the L ORD, the fountain of living water”; cf. Some individual Old Testament passages suggested are Ps 16:10; Hos 6:2; Jon 2:1, 2, 10. * [20:17] Stop holding on to me: see Mt 28:9, where the women take hold of his feet. 20. 2 She ran to Simon Peter and to Jesus' favorite disciple and said, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb! [20:1–10] Mt 28:1–10; Mk 16:1–11; Lk 24:1–12. 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