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John 19:25 (at crucifixion)
Different sets of three women have been referred to as the Three Marys:

Three Marys at the tomb of Jesus on Easter Sunday;
Three Marys present at the crucifixion of Jesus;
Three Marys as daughters of Saint Anne.

The New Testament gives the name Mary to several women, some of whom have at times been thought to be the same person.[3]

Mary, mother of Jesus
Mary Magdalene
Mary of Bethany (Luke 10:38–42; John 12:1–3)
Mary (mother of James the Less) (Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40; Luke 24:10)
Mary of Cleopas (John 19:25)
Mary, mother of John Mark of Jerusalem (Acts 12:12–16)
Mary of Rome

All four gospels mention women going to the tomb of Jesus, but only Mark 16:1 mentions the three that this tradition interprets as bearing the name Mary:

Mary Magdalene
Mary of Clopas
Mary Salome the Disciple
The other gospels give various indications about the number and identity of women visiting the tomb:

John 20:1 mentions only Mary Magdalene, but has her use the plural, saying: “We do not know where they have laid him” (John 20:2).
Matthew 28:1 says that Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” went to see the tomb.
Luke 24:10 speaks of Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary of Jacob, and adds “the other women”, after stating earlier (Luke 23:55) that at the burial of Jesus “the women who had come with him from Galilee ... saw the tomb and how his body was laid”.
The Roman Martyrology commemorates Mary Magdalene on 22 July. On 24 April it commemorates “Mary of Cleopas and Salome, who, with Mary Magdalene, came very early on Easter morning to the Lord’s tomb, to anoint his body, and were the first who heard the announcement of his resurrection.[4]


see also
Mary of Egypt

The Gospel of Mary