Sermons

April 21, 2019 – The Rev. Dr. Stephen Shaver

Year C, Easter Day, Revised Common Lectionary
Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Luke 24:1-12

This is the gate of the Lord; whoever God makes righteous may enter.

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It’s been said that there’s only one monument in the world that was built over an empty tomb.

There are many, many monuments over tombs with bodies inside. New York City has Grant’s Tomb and Arlington National Cemetery, has the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You can go to Red Square in Moscow and see Lenin, his body still eerily preserved, lying in state. The tombs of the ancient pharaohs in Egypt are empty now, mostly, the remains inside fallen victim to grave robbers over the centuries; but they weren’t built to be that way. (more…)