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'He is risen' is the message of the angels at the tomb of Jesus in the gospel narratives. The Good News of gospel is that Jesus, Son of man has become Lord, raised by the Father from death after the crucifixion on the first Good Friday.
From the very beginning, Jesus' resurrection has been celebrated by the Christian Church as the great feast of the Christian year. For a long time this celebration was held on the Saturday night to early Sunday morning. We have no precise details of this vigil service in early years but it is probable that the passion as well as the accounts of the resurrection were read. By the fourth century this had all changed.