After the sabbath, as the first day of the week
was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord,
descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone 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. But the angel
said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for
Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he
said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his
disciples, `He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going
ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message
for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and
ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said,
“Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped
him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my
brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”