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St. Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer

I Century
One of the women who supported Jesus' ministry, St. Joanna was the wife of Chuza (or Chusa), steward to Herod Antipas. Legends in the Eastern tradition say that she took the head of John the Baptist from the unclean place where it had been thrown after Herod's banquet. Joanna was among the woment who went to Christ's tomb to anoint his body three days after the crucifiction.

Karen Rae Keck


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