Mount Athos weathered lithography (icon) of Saint Martha, the sister of Lazarus, in pine wood with carved decoration.
Saint Martha was Lazarus' older sister. Together with her younger sister Mary and her brother they were one of the most beloved families of Jesus Christ. When the Lord and His disciples visited the city of Bethany, Martha cared for them. According to the Gospel of Luke, Christ criticized her for her daily worries.
Martha was present at the Resurrection of Lazarus. After the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Lord, she devoted herself to the spread of the Christian faith and was a distinguished member of the first Christian Church. He slept in peace and in old age. Her memory is celebrated on June 4 of each year.
Apolytikion of Saint Martha, Sister of Lazarus
Since ye believed in Christ with strong and ardent faith, and ever worshipped His divine and mighty deeds, ye both adorned yourselves with all the splendour of sacred virtues. With your holy brother now, ye are also vouchsafed to dwell with the ranks of Saints on high, O ye sisters of Lazarus; and with him, O wise Mary and Martha, ye pray for us all unto the Master.