In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Mary Magdalene was never perceived as a prostitute. She is one of the most revered saints for her role in the New Testament. There is a story that makes her the bearer of the Christian faith, not in the south of France, but in Rome.
After the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene visited the court of the Roman emperor. She was carrying a white egg. 
When she stood before the emperor, she exclaimed: "Christ is risen!" The emperor laughed at her and said that this was as impossible as the white egg in her hand turning red.
Before he even finished saying this, the egg turned red.
Today, Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter by sharing red eggs, which represent new life and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8" x 16", 2013. Brown wood frame.

Mary Magdalene and the Red Egg


    Tanya Torres  

    Art for Love, Peace and Joy