(1st century) “The apostle to the Apostles.” When the other disciples fled, she stayed with Jesus through his crucifixion, and was the first he appeared to after his resurrection and the one he sent to proclaim it. She is unusual among biblical women in that she is never identified by her relationship to a male figure (“Mary the wife of” or “Mary the mother of”) but only as “Mary of Magdala.” We remember her as a person and disciple in her own right. (July 22)
The Dancing Saints Icons project at Saint Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, San Francisco is a multi-year installation project supported by All Saints Company, the congregation of Saint Gregory Nyssen Church and many donors and benefactors. The iconographer is Mark Dukes.