Santa Maria de Betania or Mary of Bethany is one of the myrrh-bearers or the ones that are directly involved in the burial of our Lord Jesus Christ or witnesses of His Resurrection. She is the Sister of Marta and Lazarus from the Place of Bethany near Jerusalem.
I will never forget the story of Mary and Martha going back to our Kindergarten days. Since I went to a Christian School from Kindergarten up until High School, the story of Mary and Martha has always been part of our Bible Reading. When Jesus went to their house, Martha kept on preparing things like food and other stuffs for Jesus and his Disciples, Mary was there to listen to the stories of Jesus Christ. She even washed Jesus's feet with the most expensive Perfume contained in an Alabaster Jar and used her hair to wipe it dry. Jesus appreciated it so much and told Martha that instead of doing and worrying so much about a lot of things, she should have just did what Mary did.
Santa Maria de Betania was tenth in the Good Friday Procession. This is the very first time the Statue of Mary of Bethany made it on the Procession. It is owned by our Municipal Vice Mayor Fernando Campaña.