Mary of Bethany, sister of Lazarus whom Christ resurrected from the dead, is not only a saint, but is numbered among the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, who went to Christ's tomb to anoint the body of Christ as part of the necessary burial rites. These women were graced with being the first to see the resurrected Christ, and were told by Him to tell this joyous news to the other disciples.
The Orthodox Church commemorates these holy women as a group on the second Sunday after Easter/Pascha. They are also regarded as patron-saints of the women in every parish who work in so many ways to keep a church running and in good order. They cook, they clean, they teach Sunday School, they fundraise, they bake prosphora, they repair and maintain (and often make) the vestments of clergy and altarboys ... and much else. From my long experience of Orthodox parish life, I can confidently say that these women are the rock and glue of every parish. The place would crumble into a screaming heap if it weren't for their service and dedication.