Being almost Lent and all, I wanted to get an icon of a saint that exemplifies repentance and turning from sin. Felt drawn to St. Mary Magdalene so I looked up my favorite Orthodox icon website to see if they had icons of her.
Turns out the Orthodox don’t believe St. Mary Magdalene was the sinful woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her hair.
Now I’m confused…
I remember reading somewhere that a pope has stated that St. Mary Magdalene is also the sinful woman and the sister of St. Martha and Lazarus. Was that an infallible statement or something pious worthy of belief?