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Orthodox icon of Saint Nicodemus the Disciple of the night and Myrrh-Bearer.
Commemorated Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers.
Together with them the rest Myrrh-Bearers, we celebrate also the secret disciple of the Savior, Nicodemus.
Nicodemus was a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Savior's preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence for the divine Teacher (John 19:39).