Joanna was the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward: "Joanna the wife of
Chuza, Herod's steward" (St. Luke 8:3). When Herod beheaded John
the Baptist he disposed of his head in an unclean place. Joanna removed the
head of the Baptist and buried it honorably on the Mount of Olives on Herod's
estate. Later, during the reign of Constantine the Great, the head of John the
Baptist was discovered. St. Joanna is also remembered as being present both at
the suffering and at the resurrection of the Lord. She died peacefully.