Memorial Day of the Holy Women of the Worlds (08/05)

Myrrhbearers are the very women who, out of love for the Savior Jesus Christ, received Him in their homes, and later followed Him to the place of crucifixion on Golgotha. They were witnesses of Christ's suffering on the Cross. It was they who hastened in the dark to the Holy Sepulcher to anoint the body of Christ with myrrh, as was the custom of the Jews. It was they, the myrrh-bearing women, who were the first to know that Christ had risen. For the first time since his death on the cross, the Savior appeared to a woman, Mary Magdalene.