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Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles

The first to see the risen Lord, Mary Magdalene is most remembered for her Easter testimony.

By: Jeanne Kun

Renaissance and Elizabethan Englanders called Mary Magdalene the “Mawdleyn,” a version of her name that gave rise to the modern word “maudlin,” which describes someone who weeps sentimentally.

“Reformed prostitute” is the definition of “Magdalene” given by the Concise Oxford Dictionary. But do these...

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