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'''Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer''', the wife of Chouza, the steward-administrator of King Herod Antipas is listed in [[Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 8:3 as one of the women who followed [[Christ]] from Galilee and supported the [[disciple]]s, along with [[Susanna the Myrrh-bearer|Susanna]], [[Mary Magdalene]], and others.  In Luke 23:55-24:11, we have the story of how these same women went to the tomb to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body, which was hastily begun by [[Joseph of Arimathea|Joseph]] and [[Nicodemus the Righteous|Nicodemus]]. They were perplexed when they found the tomb empty except for the grave clothes. The angel appeared unto them and proclaimed the Resurrection. They believed and became the first evangelists of the Risen Christ! The Church celebrates her [[feast day]] on [[June 27]], as well as on the [[Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers]].
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'''Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer''', the wife of Chouza, the steward-administrator of King Herod Antipas, is listed in [[Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 8:3 as one of the women who followed [[Christ]] from Galilee and supported the [[disciple]]s, along with [[Susanna the Myrrh-bearer|Susanna]], [[Mary Magdalene]], and others.  In Luke 23:55-24:11, we have the story of how these same women went to the tomb to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body, which was hastily begun by [[Joseph of Arimathea|Joseph]] and [[Nicodemus the Righteous|Nicodemus]]. They were perplexed when they found the tomb empty except for the grave clothes. The [[angel]] appeared unto them and proclaimed the [[Resurrection]]. They believed and became the first evangelists of the risen Christ. The Church celebrates her [[feast day]] on [[June 27]], as well as on the [[Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women|Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers]].
  
== Hymns ==
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==Hymns==
 
[[Kontakion]] ([[Tone]] 4) [http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm]
 
[[Kontakion]] ([[Tone]] 4) [http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm]
 
:When thou didst speak to the myrrh-bearing women with joy,
 
:When thou didst speak to the myrrh-bearing women with joy,
:thou didst end the wailing of [[Eve]] the first mother, by thy [[Resurrection]],  
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:thou didst end the wailing of [[Eve]] the first mother, by thy Resurrection,  
:commanding thy disciples to proclaim that the [[Savior]] is risen from the tomb.
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:commanding thy [[disciple]]s to proclaim that the [[Savior]] is risen from the tomb.
  
== External links ==
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==External links==
 
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101827 St Joanna the Myrrhbearer] ([[OCA]])
 
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101827 St Joanna the Myrrhbearer] ([[OCA]])
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm Icon of St. Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer]
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm Icon of St. Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer]
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=June&day=27 Saint Joanna, the Myrrh-Bearer] (''[[Prologue from Ohrid]]'')
  
 
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
 
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
 
[[Category:Saints]]
 
[[Category:Saints]]

Revision as of 09:40, June 27, 2008

Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer, the wife of Chouza, the steward-administrator of King Herod Antipas, is listed in Luke 8:3 as one of the women who followed Christ from Galilee and supported the disciples, along with Susanna, Mary Magdalene, and others. In Luke 23:55-24:11, we have the story of how these same women went to the tomb to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body, which was hastily begun by Joseph and Nicodemus. They were perplexed when they found the tomb empty except for the grave clothes. The angel appeared unto them and proclaimed the Resurrection. They believed and became the first evangelists of the risen Christ. The Church celebrates her feast day on June 27, as well as on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers.

Hymns

Kontakion (Tone 4) [1]

When thou didst speak to the myrrh-bearing women with joy,
thou didst end the wailing of Eve the first mother, by thy Resurrection,
commanding thy disciples to proclaim that the Savior is risen from the tomb.

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