This article accompanies the fable
The Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene on the slope of the Mount of Olives, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem is surely the most spectacular of Mary Magdalene churches. It was commissioned by the Tsar Alexander III in 1886.
From another angle - photo: Idobi.
I find Eastern Orthodox Magdalene churches more amazing architecturally than Western Catholic ones. Here is a small selection of favorites. The first is in Odessa, Ukraine.
This rural one is in Mikaszówce, NE Poland, near the border with Belarus and Lithuania. Photo: Lilly M.
This one is from Minsk, Belarus. Photo: EugeneZelenko.