Her feast, today, is a good day to reflect on her role in the mission of Christ. Her title, Apostle to the Apostles is an apt one, as is the egg which she is depicted holding in many icons, especially modern ones. This icon from Holy Dormition Orthodox Parish in Rhode Island is a favorite, as is this one by Robert Lentz.
I checked my few religious cookbooks for a Mary of Magdala recipe today. Alas, in vain. I suppose an egg dish of sorts would be appropriate. Maybe with some asparagus.
I don’t know if onions have any connection to Mary, but these onion-skin-colored eggs are neat, aren’t they? I wonder what would happen if I used shallot skins. I may find out tonight.
Let’s remember Jesus’ admonition to today’s apostle:
“Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”