Questions about the Myrrh-bearing Women

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QUESTION 1

The Gospel reading for the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing women includes the name of one man. There was another man also involved who was mentioned in another place. Describe who they were and what they did. Don't just describe cold historical facts - what do their actions mean?

QUESTION 2

When is the Sunday of the myrrh-bearers? Why?

QUESTION 3

The church names how many myrrh bearers? List them.

QUESTION 4

Where was Jesus buried? Is there any significant meaning to this place?

QUESTION 5

A great stone was rolled across the entrance to the sepulchre, sealing it. Can we understand anything from this?

QUESTION 6

The myrrh the women carried symbolizes something we must also "carry" to Christ. What?

QUESTION 7

Where was the angel in the tomb? Any significance to this?

QUESTION 8

What were the angel's instructions? Were they understood? Were they followed?

QUESTION 9

The angel singled out a single person to tell of the resurrection, apart from the rest of the disciples as a group. Whom? Why?

QUESTION 10

St Mark reports of the honorable counselor Joseph:

"And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre." (Mark 15:46)

How should we think of this "fine linen", and does it instruct us in any way?





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