16 Facts About Martha


Martha is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of Luke and John.


Martha had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.


Martha goes immediately to meet Jesus as he arrives, while Mary waits until she is called.


When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.


Martha who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.


The likeness between the pictures of Martha presented by Luke and John is very remarkable.


Martha is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and commemorated by the Lutheran Church and the Anglican Communion.


The Sisters of St Martha are a religious congregation founded in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, in 1894.


Saint Martha, hostess of our Lord Jesus Christ, was born of a royal kindred.


Martha was right facound of speech, and courteous and gracious to the sight of the people.


Martha's tomb is located in the crypt of the local Collegiate Church.


The dedication of the Collegiate Church at Tarascon to St Martha is believed to date from the 9th century or earlier.


The 250-year-old festival commemorates the attack on Villajoyosa by Berber pirates led by Zale-Arraez in 1538, when, according to legend, St Martha came to the rescue of the townsfolk by causing a flash flood which wiped out the enemy fleet, thus preventing the corsairs from reaching the coast.


Martha is instructed by the risen Christ on several of the repentances that must be made in order to have salvation.


The subject of Martha is mostly found in art from the Counter-Reformation onwards, especially in the 17th century, when the domestic setting is usually given a realistic depiction.


Statue of Saint Martha used in Holy Week Processions at the National Shrine and Parish of Saint Anne in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines.