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St. Mary Magdalene

The collect for today, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, from The Book of Common Prayer [1] (Canadian, 1962):

O ALMIGHTY God, whose blessed Son did sanctify Mary Magdalene, and call her to be a witness to his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities, and always serve thee in the power of his endless life; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Lesson: Acts 13:27-31 [2]
The Gospel: St John 20:11-18 [3]

Paolo Veronese, The Conversion of Mary Magdalene [4]Artwork: Paolo Veronese, The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, c. 1548. Oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.