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Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

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THE FIFTH ARTICLE

Q. 95. How does the fifth Article of the Creed read?
A. And rose again the third day according to the Scripture.
Q. 96. Of what is it spoken in the fifth Article of the Creed?
A. In the fifth Article of the Creed it is spoken of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, on the third day after His death.
Q. 97. By what power did the Lord Jesus Christ rise up?
A. The Lord Jesus Christ was risen from the dead by the power of His Divinity.
Q. 98. What effect has the resurrection of the Lord for us?
A. Our Lord Jesus Christ having risen from the dead, obtained victory over death and opened to all truly believing on Him the way to the blessed resurrection and life eternal.
Q. 99. Wherefore it is said: "according to the Scripture?"
A. "According to the Scripture" it is said in order to point out that the Lord Jesus Christ was born, lived on earth, suffered, died and rose up from the dead, just as, long before the events, all this had been foretold by the prophets.
Q. 100. Has not the risen Lord Himself appeared to some one?
A. The risen Lord Himself has appeared, during forty days, to the myrrh bearing women, to the apostles and other believers. During that time the Lord taught the apostles the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.

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