Saint Mary Salome
Greek fresco of St Salome
Myrrhbearer, Midwife
Died 1st century
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Eastern Catholicism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Feast 24 April (Roman
22 October (Roman
3 August (Eastern
Orthodox, Eastern
Catholic & Lutheran
Sunday of the
(Eastern Orthodox &
Eastern Catholic)
Attributes Thurible
Salome (disciple)
Salome was a follower of Jesus who appears briefly in the canonical
gospels and in apocryphal writings. She is named by Mark as present
at the crucifixion and as one of the women who found Jesus's tomb
empty. Interpretation has further identified her with other women who
are mentioned but not named in the canonical gospels. In particular,
she is often identified as the wife of Zebedee, the mother of James and
John, two of the Twelve apostles.
In medieval tradition Salome (as
Mary Salome) was counted as one of the Three Marys who were
daughters of Saint Anne, so making her the sister or half-sister of
Mary, mother of Jesus.
In the canonical gospels
In non-canonical works
Legend of Saint Anne's three husbands
Salome the midwife
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"Salome" may be the Hellenized form of a Hebrew name derived
from the root word םֹול ָ ׁש (shalom), meaning "peace".
The name was a common one; apart from the famous dancing
"daughter of Herodias", both a sister and daughter of Herod the Great
were called Salome, as well as Queen Salome Alexandra (d. 67 BC),
the last independent ruler of Judea.
In Mark 15:40-41, Salome is named as one of the women present at
the crucifixion who also ministered to Jesus: "There were also women
looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses;
In the canonical gospels