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Martha of Bethany

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The holy and righteous '''Martha of Bethany''', with her sister [[Mary of Bethany|Mary]], was a believer in [[Christ]] even before he raised their brother [[Lazarus]] from the dead. Ss. Martha and Mary are commemorated by the Church on [[June 4]], and also on the [[Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women]] (the second Sunday following [[Pascha]]).
After the murder of the holy [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Archdeacon Stephen]] a persecution against the [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem Church]] broke out, and Righteous Lazarus was cast out of Jerusalem. The Then Mary and Martha assisted their brother in the proclaiming of the [[Gospel]] in various lands.
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