St. Mary Magdalene

A friend and follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ, it is said she is the woman in the Gospel who anointed Christ's feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. She is also believed to be Mary of Martha and Mary - the sisters of Lazarus - who was raised from the dead by Christ. Perhaps this is one reason why Jesus Christ chose her to be the first to see him risen from the dead on Holy Pascha or Easter. In the Orthodox Church, she is called Equal to the Apostles because it is her writings - known as the "Q" document - that are used for the Gospel of St. Mark. It is said she went to Gaul - now modern day France - to preach the Life of Christ with Lazarus and Martha. She became a hermitess toward the end of her life and lived on Holy Communion brought to her by the angels.

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