Bearers traditionally refers to the women with myrrh who came to
the tomb of Christ early in the morning to find it empty.
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:
Eight-year old girl
She attends St. Nectarios religious
Attends Myrrh Bearer practices
Commit to active in life of the Church
Responsibilities of a Myrrh Bearer
Help during Great lent and Holy Week.
Meet on the 3rd Sunday after Pascha, the
Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women, and share experience during Great Lent.
Attend, tentatively, meeting of Myrrh
Bearers at least once a month to discuss future outreach projects, with a
in the Narthex at least once a year.
Help in Sunday school class at least once a
year and begin receiving training to become a future teacher of religious
Mentor future Myrrh Bearers by teaching the
eighteenth lamentation stanza.
Be a "prayer pal" with each other.
Help, if when needed, organize the narthex,
nave, and solea (elevated place of sanctuary platform).
Organize and serve during coffee refreshment
time following Divine Liturgy.
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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