Today we continue the Octave of Easter with Tuesday of Easter Week. Today we hear the conclusion of Peter's sermon at Pentecost and hear (again) Mary's encounter with Jesus at the tomb from the Gospel of John.
(Today is not the Feast of the Annunciation this year; all Major Feasts falling in Holy Week or Easter Week are transferred to the open days after the Second Sunday of Easter; so next Monday is the Major Feast of St. Joseph [normally March 21, which was Good Friday this year] , and then next Tuesday is the Annunciation. PotD will observe both feasts in their, um, proper order!)
I've thought for a while that the conflicting details of the resurrection accounts must show that Jesus was in some sense quite different after he rose than before. Mary didn't recognize him at first, and neither did the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Perhaps it's like describing an elephant if you've never seen one; Jesus was so different in his resurrected body, yet similar to the unresurrected body, that people just couldn't get a grasp on what was happening.
More music for the Easter Octave here:
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.
Christ is Risen!