Icons of St. Mary Magdalene,
equal-to-the-Apostles, co-apostle of Southern Gaul
Feast: July 22 (also Mar. 19,
May 5, and Apr. 7)
According to French Orthodox
tradition, St. Mary Magdalene came to southern Gaul and preached the
Faith there, ending her life as a recluse in a cave. In the Western
Liturgy, her Feast is liturgically treated as the Feast of an Apostle.
Her feasts are July 22
(repose), March 19 (translation of her Relics), April 7 (her
conversion), and May 5 (another translation of her Relics).
Top Icon: from Holy Dormition
Orthodox Church, Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Icon: Hieromonk Cassien, Greek Old Calendar Hermitage, Clara, France
Next Icon: from St. John the
Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C., shown here with
permission of Fr. Victor Potapov.
Final Icon: available from
St. Isaac of Syria Skete. After it are shown the main reliquary of St.
Mary Magdalene at Vezelay, France, and the reliquary that contains a
portion of her arm.