Christ is risen from the dead. trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
Thomas’ Doubt vs Living Faith
After His third-day Resurrection, Christ appeared and stood among His disciples, who were exceedingly glad when they saw Him alive. But Thomas was not among them, and when they spoke to him, they said: "We have seen the Lord. But he said: Unless I shall see in His hands the marks of the nails, and put my finger into the marks of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe. After eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas was among them. Then Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood among them and said: "Peace be with you. Then He said to Thomas: Reach here your finger and behold my hands; and reach here your hand and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing." And Thomas answered and said unto Him: My Lord and my God. Jesus said to him: Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are they who have not seen , and yet have believed."