On the Third Day He Rose from the Dead

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On the Third Day He Rose from the Dead

  • Noël Coypel - Resurrection of Christ

“On the Third Day He Rose from the Dead”

from the (New) Catechism of the Catholic Church (# 638)

“We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this day he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus.” (Acts 13:32-33)

The resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community; handed on as fundamental by Tradition; established by the documents of the New Testament; and preached as an essential part of the Paschal mystery along with the cross:

Christ is risen from the dead!
Dying, he conquered death;
To the dead, he has given life.

(Byzantine Liturgy, Troparion of Easter)