Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women

The Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women falls on the second Sunday following Pascha. It is the Sunday of the faithful and the housewives who maintain the Christian family in this world. Today’s Gospel reading is dedicated to the Myrrh-Bearing Women; to the simple women, who on the day following the burial of Christ the Saviour early in the morning hastened to His tomb to anoint the lifeless body of their Teacher with sweet spices.

Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women

Elissa Bjeletich

Elissa Bjeletich is a mother and Sunday school director in Austin, Texas. She's also author of the Raising Saints podcast. Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home, co-authored with Caleb Shoemaker, is available at the Ancient Faith Store, as is her first book, In God’s Hands. You'll find her latest book,Welcoming the Christ Child at the Sebastian Press bookstore.