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Sermon: Easter Sunday – April 5, 2015

The Rev. George Detweiler

Mark 16:1-8

We just read about “a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side” of Jesus’ tomb, who announced to the women that “he has been raised…go, tell his disciples and Peter…he is going ahead of you to Galilee.”

In Matthew’s Gospel, it is “an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven,” who “came and rolled back the stone and sat on it,” and who announced that “he is going ahead of you to Galilee”

In Luke’s Gospel, “suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.” (The women)

And in John’s Gospel, there are “two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying”

But in Mark it is just a young man, who is not described as an angel.  Why this adjective? What does it mean? (more…)