Feast Day: June 27th

& Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers (2nd Sunday after Pascha)

The Life of Saint Joanna: Joanna recovered the head of Saint John the Forerunner after Herodias had disposed of it…


Saint Joanna is one of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women

Matthew 14: 12

 Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

Saint Joanna buried the Holy Head of Saint John the Forerunner on the Mount of Olives, after it was disposed of by Herodias. This is because Joanna’s husband Chuza was Herod’s steward, and she knew where it was unworthily buried.