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Myrrh Bearers


The Myrrh Bearers traditionally refers to the women with myrrh who came to the tomb of Christ early in the morning to find it empty.


” Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.  (Mark 16:1-2)


To be a Myrrh Bearer she must:

o   Eight-year old girl

o   She attends St. Nectarios religious education program

o   Attends Myrrh Bearer practices

o   Commit to active in life of the Church


Duties and Responsibilities of a Myrrh Bearer

o   Help during Great lent and Holy Week.

o   Meet on the 3rd Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women, and share experience during Great Lent.

o   Attend, tentatively, meeting of Myrrh Bearers at least once a month to discuss future outreach projects, with a special activity.

o    Help in the Narthex at least once a year.

o   Help in Sunday school class at least once a year and begin receiving training to become a future teacher of religious education.

o   Mentor future Myrrh Bearers by teaching the eighteenth lamentation stanza.

o   Be a "prayer pal" with each other.

o   Help, if when needed, organize the narthex, nave, and solea (elevated place of sanctuary platform).

o   Organize and serve during coffee refreshment time following Divine Liturgy.




To join with our Myrrh Bearers Program you must download and fill up the Commitment Form and mark your entry on the Myrrh Bearers column


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