Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is highly regarded by Christians for many reasons, one of which is that she was the first person to see Jesus after he was resurrected. (John 20:10-18).

The Roman Catholic, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churchs revere her as a saint. Christians celebrate an annual feast on July 22. Many Christian churches and schools are named after her.

Her name literally means "Mary of Magdala," which is a town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. "Magdala" is the name for the town in the Aramaic language. The Hebrew-language name is often rendered in English as "Migdol" or "Migdal."

She was possessed by demonic spirits until she was healed by Jesus (Luke 8:2). Afterwards, she began to follow Jesus. She was present during the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.

Click here for an online Bible showing the verses that mention Mary Magdalene by name: BibleGateway.com - Mary Magdalene

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