Since many Western Christian traditions celebrated Easter Sunday two weeks ago, and some are still celebrating what is referred to as the Easter season, it seems both timely and appropriate to spend some time contemplating the Passion and Resurrection. Today’s discussion will examine the female figures mentioned in the different Gospel accounts.

 Experiences with Passion/Resurrection stories in worship and other settings (including Stations of the Cross, Bible studies, etc.)


Side-by-side comparison of Passion accounts

Responses to Gospels:

  • Comparisons of accounts’ references to women
  • Discussion of women of the Passion within context of women in Scripture
  • Lessons to take/learn from the women of the Passion accounts
  • How do the women of the Passion accounts fall into the broader scope of women figures in Scripture? To what extent do they fulfill or extend the promise of women who appear earlier?

Passing On

Ilia -Rachel Held Evans’ four-part blog series on The Women of the Passion

Shelah – Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs. 

Sarah – – from the National Catholic Register, for some more reading/reflection on women of the Passion from a Catholic perspective.

Also referenced: 40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole

Also referenced: St. Veronica

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *