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[[Image:Panag_Chrysafitissa.jpg|thumb|right|The Ever-virgin [[Theotokos|Mary the Theotokos]], the Mother of Jesus Christ]] [[Image:MariaGM.jpg|thumb|right|St. Maria the Grandmother of the [[Theotokos]]]] [[Image:Mary_Magdalene.jpg|thumb|right|St. [[Mary Magdalene]]]]The name '''''Mary''''' fem. proper name, O.E. ''Maria'', Marie, "mother of Jesus," from L. ''Maria'', from Gk. ''Mariam'', Maria, from Aram. ''Maryam'', from Heb. ''Miryam'', sister of Moses (Ex. xv.), of unknown origin, said to mean lit. "rebellion." The name "Miriam" is first seen as "Miriam" in the [[Old Testament]], as the name of Moses' sister. Since one theory is that since they were living in Egypt, it is reasonable to assume that the name is associated with the Egyptian "Mery" or "Meryt" which means "cherished" or "beloved."
"Mary" could refer to any of the following:
*St. Mary the martyr, sister of Martha and Lycarion ([[February 8]])
*St. Mary the nun (Marinus), daughter of the monk St. Eugene, at Alexandria ([[February 12]])
*St. Mary of "Pergi" [[w:Perga|Perga]] ([[March 21]])
*'''[[Mary of Egypt]]''' ([[April 1]])
*St. Mary the Myrrh-bearer, wife of Cleopas ([[May 23]])
*'''[[Mary of Bethany]]''', sister of Martha and Lazarus ([[June 4]])
*St. Mary, one of the five virgin-martyrs of [[Caesarea ]] in Palestine ([[June 6]])
*St. Mary, one of the five nuns martyred in Persia ([[June 9]] and [[September 26]])
*St. Mary the Chinese ([[June 11]])
*St. Mary of Mesopotamia, niece of St. Abramius the Recluse ([[October 29]])
*New-martyr Mary the "Methymopoula" ([[May 1]])

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