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SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

By Dr Philip Kariatlis   PART I Two weeks after Easter – known in the liturgical calendar as the third Sunday of Pascha – the Orthodox Church celebrates two events, which are recounted in the Gospel reading designated for the Divine Liturgy of that day (Mark 15:43 – 16:8). Firstly, the day honours the action taken by Joseph of Arimathea, ... Read More »

Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women; Mark 15: 43 – 16: 8

This gospel refers to the greatness of the role of women for a better society. At the time that Christ’s disciples were waiting hidden in a secure place, “due to fear of the Jews”, we see a few women, the myrrh bearers, arriving courageously at Christ’s tomb without any fear for their lives. It was known to everybody that fanatical ... Read More »