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The name '''''Mary''''' is first seen as "Miriam" in the [[Old Testament]], as the name of Moses' sister.  Since they were living in Egypt, it is reasonable to assume that the name is associated with the Egyptian "Mery" or "Meryt" which means "cherished" or "beloved."
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[[Image:Panag_Chrysafitissa.jpg|thumb|right|The Ever-virgin [[Theotokos|Mary the Theotokos]], the Mother of Jesus Christ]] [[Image:MariaGM.jpg|thumb|right|St. Maria the Grandmother of the [[Theotokos]]]] [[Image:Mary_Magdalene.jpg|thumb|right|St. [[Mary Magdalene]]]]
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The name '''''Mary''''' fem. proper name, O.E. ''Maria'', Marie, "mother of Jesus," from L. ''Maria'', from Gk. ''Mariam'', Maria, from Aram. ''Maryam'', from Heb. ''Miryam'', sister of Moses (Ex. xv.), of unknown origin, said to mean lit. "rebellion." The name "Miriam" is first seen in the [[Old Testament]], one theory is that since they were living in Egypt, it is reasonable to assume that the name is associated with the Egyptian "Mery" or "Meryt" which means "cherished" or "beloved."
  
 
"Mary" could refer to any of the following:
 
"Mary" could refer to any of the following:
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*St. Mary the martyr, sister of Martha and Lycarion ([[February 8]])
 
*St. Mary the martyr, sister of Martha and Lycarion ([[February 8]])
 
*St. Mary the nun (Marinus), daughter of the monk St. Eugene, at Alexandria ([[February 12]])
 
*St. Mary the nun (Marinus), daughter of the monk St. Eugene, at Alexandria ([[February 12]])
*St. Mary of Pergp ([[March 21]])
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*St. Mary of [[w:Perga|Perga]] ([[March 21]])
 
*'''[[Mary of Egypt]]''' ([[April 1]])
 
*'''[[Mary of Egypt]]''' ([[April 1]])
 
*St. Mary the Myrrh-bearer, wife of Cleopas ([[May 23]])
 
*St. Mary the Myrrh-bearer, wife of Cleopas ([[May 23]])
 
*'''[[Mary of Bethany]]''', sister of Martha and Lazarus ([[June 4]])
 
*'''[[Mary of Bethany]]''', sister of Martha and Lazarus ([[June 4]])
*St. Mary, one of the five virgin-martyrs of Caesarea in Palestine ([[June 6]])
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*St. Mary, one of the five virgin-martyrs of [[Caesarea]] in Palestine ([[June 6]])
 
*St. Mary, one of the five nuns martyred in Persia ([[June 9]] and [[September 26]])
 
*St. Mary, one of the five nuns martyred in Persia ([[June 9]] and [[September 26]])
 
*St. Mary the Chinese ([[June 11]])
 
*St. Mary the Chinese ([[June 11]])
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*St. Mary of Mesopotamia, niece of St. Abramius the Recluse ([[October 29]])
 
*St. Mary of Mesopotamia, niece of St. Abramius the Recluse ([[October 29]])
 
*New-martyr Mary the "Methymopoula" ([[May 1]])
 
*New-martyr Mary the "Methymopoula" ([[May 1]])
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The Ever-virgin Mary the Theotokos, the Mother of Jesus Christ
St. Maria the Grandmother of the Theotokos

The name Mary fem. proper name, O.E. Maria, Marie, "mother of Jesus," from L. Maria, from Gk. Mariam, Maria, from Aram. Maryam, from Heb. Miryam, sister of Moses (Ex. xv.), of unknown origin, said to mean lit. "rebellion." The name "Miriam" is first seen in the Old Testament, one theory is that since they were living in Egypt, it is reasonable to assume that the name is associated with the Egyptian "Mery" or "Meryt" which means "cherished" or "beloved."

"Mary" could refer to any of the following:


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