Saint Mary Magdalene, the Holy Myrrh-Bearer & Equal to the Apostles

Feast Day: July 22nd

& Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers (2nd Sunday after Pascha)

The Life of Saint Mary Magdalene: She cried out with joy, “Rabboni”…



Akathist Hymn

Apolytikion: O Holy Mary Magdalene, you kept Christ’s Commandments, and followed Him Who for our sakes was Born of a Virgin. Today we celebrate your Memory, and receive forgiveness through your Prayers.

Kontakion: When God, who is transcendent in essence, came with flesh into the world, O Myrrhbearer, He received you as a true disciple, for you turned all your love toward Him; henceforth you would yourself work many healings. Now that you have passed into Heaven, never cease to intercede for the world!

Kontakion: With others standing before the Saviour’s Cross, weeping and suffering with the Mother of God, Glorious Mary Magdalene offered praises saying: What is this strange wonder? He chooses to suffer Who upholds the whole creation. Glory to Your Power.


Saint Mary Magdalene is one of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women