Sfânta Mironosiţă '''Ioana''', soţia lui Huza, the steward-administrator of King Herod Antipas, is listed in [[ Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 8:3 as one of the women who followed [[ Christ]] from Galilee and supported the [ [disciple] ]s, along with [[ Susanna the Myrrh-bearer| Susanna]], [[Mary Magdalene]], and others. In Luke 23: 55- 24:11, we have the story of how these same women went to the tomb to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body, which was hastily begun by [[Joseph of Arimathea|Joseph]] and [[ Nicodemus the Righteous|Nicodemus]]. They were perplexed when they found the tomb empty except for the grave clothes. The [[angel]] appeared unto them and proclaimed the [[Resurrection]]. They believed and became the first evangelists of the risen Christ. The Church celebrates her [[feast day]] on [[June 27]], as well as on the [[Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women|Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers]].
Imnografie==[[ Condac]] ([[glas]]ul al 4-lea) [http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm]: :When thou didst speak to the myrrh-bearing women with joy,: thou didst end the wailing of [[Eve]] the first mother, by thy Resurrection, : commanding thy [[disciple]]s to proclaim that the [[Savior]] is risen from the tomb.
External links==*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101827 St Joanna the Myrrhbearer] ([[OCA]])*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm Icon of St. Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer]*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=June&day=27 Saint Joanna, the Myrrh-Bearer] (''[[ Prologue from Ohrid]]'')
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