Easter Eggs and Mary Magdalene

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Easter Eggs and Mary Magdalene
Holy Saturday
Tags : Holy Saturday, Food, Mary Magdelene, Jerusalem
Today we are visiting the Russian Orthodox Convent and Church of St. Mary Magdalene at the Mount of Olives here in Jerusalem. Mary Magdalene, was one of the followers of Jesus. She attended both the crucifixion and the burial and was the first to discover the empty tomb, the first to meet Jesus after the resurrection and the first to inform his disciples of such The structure of the church of Mary Magdalene Jerusalem reminds its visitors of Mother Russia or more precisely the Kremlin complex in Moscow. The Church has seven Onion shaped domes, each crowned by a tall gilded Russian orthodox cross. Above the entrance, there is a gabled roof with a circular blue mosaic framed in Gold depicting Mary Magdalene piously robed in white. On the main wall we find a painted canvas that depicts Mary Magdalene handing an egg to the Emperor Tiberius. A cording to the legend Mary traveled to Rom to complain about Jesus unfair trial and sentence. She brought with her a white egg symbolizing Jesus pure soul. However, when she handed the egg to Tiberius the egg turned red, thus becoming a living symbol of Jesus' blood and resurrection. Quite possible that this is the source for the Easter tradition of dying eggs in red. http://jerusalemexperience.com/location/the-mount-of-olives/

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