Sunday of the Myrrhbearers – April 29, 2012

“Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the
mother of James, and Salome bought spices that they might come
and anoint Him.” Mark 16:1

holy-myrrhbearing-womenThe Third Sunday of Pascha is dedicated to the Myrrhbearing
Women who cared for the Body of the Savior, the Lord Jesus, at His
death and were the first witnesses of the Resurrection.

On Pascha night as our procession arrived at the front doors of the
Church, we heard the Gospel according to St. Mark 16:1-8
proclaimed and the Angel announce to the women: HE IS NOT
HERE! HE IS RISEN! With this proclamation, the Resurrection of

Christ was announced and gave us reason to sing our song of victory:
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death.
And upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

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