Deacon George’s Homily for Second Sunday of Easter
Mary Magdala saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb” she said, “and we don’t know where they have put him.” Then shortly afterwards, she met the risen Christ … and then she came running to Simon Peter. This was the first hint, that the Apostles had received … of the resurrection. Peter and John were convinced that the body had not been physically taken away, because the linen cloths were left lying on the ground. They were now beginning to believe … but the other Apostles were doubtful. The two disciples on the road to Emmaus were not sure of the women’s story either … until Jesus broke the bread. The ten apostles were only convinced, when Jesus appeared to them in the closed room. However, the Apostle Thomas refused to believe the testimony of the other Apostles “Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.”…..