— All that He endured for us… Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, April 10
— St. Thomas named her ‘apostle to the apostles’… all four gospels identify Mary as a prime witness to the Resurrection and she was asked by Jesus himself to announce the news to the Apostles.
— “My Lord and my God!”… the great acclamation of St. Thomas after touching the wounds of Christ (Jn 20:28). — Although Thomas is best remembered for doubting the Resurrection; his work proved steadfast in preaching the Gospel. After Pentecost, the ‘scattering of The Twelve’ would take Thomas far outside the Roman Empire, carrying the […]
*** *** *** “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rab-bo′ni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” (Jn 20:16-17) ~ from the Didache Bible, RSV2CE
(“Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene” by Alexander Ivanov)
“When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine… This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” (Jn 2:9, 11) ~ from The Didache Bible