Feast Day: June 4th
& Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers (2nd Sunday after Pascha)
The Life of Saint Mary of Bethany: Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to Him…
Apolytikion: Since you believed in Christ with strong and ardent faith, and ever Worshipped His Divine and mighty deeds, you both adorned yourselves with all the splendour of Sacred virtues. With your Holy brother now, you are also vouchsafed to dwell with the ranks of Saints on high, O sisters of Lazarus; and with him, O wise Mary and Martha, Pray for us all unto the Master.
Kontakion: In the town of Bethany, you dwelt of old; now in Heaven you abide in Paradise, where our Lord’s countenance shines. For you gave your hearts and souls up with fervent longing unto Him that is the Life and the Resurrection; as you stand on high, O Mary and Martha, pray Him to grant Salvation to us.