Tuesday 13 April

Collect
Risen Christ,
for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father.  Amen.

John 20.11–18
 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Psalm 8
    O Lord our governor,
   how glorious is your name in all the world!
    Your majesty above the heavens is praised
   out of the mouths of babes at the breast.
    You have founded a stronghold against your foes,
   that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
    When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars that you have ordained,
    What is man, that you should be mindful of him;
   the son of man, that you should seek him out?
    You have made him little lower than the angels
   and crown him with glory and honour.
    You have given him dominion over the works of your hands
   and put all things under his feet,
    All sheep and oxen,
   even the wild beasts of the field,
    The birds of the air, the fish of the sea
   and whatsoever moves in the paths of the sea.
      O Lord our governor,
   how glorious is your name in all the world!