Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

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

MERRHBEARING WOMEN, SUNDAY OF THE

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MERRHBEARING WOMEN, SUNDAY OF THE - The third Sunday of Pascha is dedicated to the myrrhbearing women who cared for the body of the Saviour at his death and who were the first witnesses of his Resurrection.

As part of the 3rd Sunday Of Pascha we commemorate the Holy Myrrh-bearing women:

  • Sts Mary Magdalene (July 22),
  • Mary the wife of Clopas,
  • Joanna (June 27),
  • Salome, mother of the sons of Zebedee (August 3),
  • Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus (June 4).

Also:

  • St Joseph of Arimathea (July 31),
  • and Nicodemus.

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