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5th Sunday of Pascha
John 4:4-42
The Samaritan Woman
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At the sixth hour the Well-spring of miracles came to the well to capture the fruit of Eve, for Eve at this same hour departed from Paradise through the deceit of the serpent. The Samaritan woman, therefore, drew nigh to draw water, and the Saviour, upon seeing her, said to her: Give Me water to drink, and I shall fill thee with living water. And running to the city, that prudent woman at once announced to the multitudes: Come, behold Christ the Lord, the Saviour of our souls. Glory of the stichera of Vespers of Wednesday evening of the week of the Samaritan Woman. The Pentecostarion.

The Well-spring of the principle of life, Jesus, our Saviour, came to the well of the Patriarch Jacob, and sought water from a Samaritan woman that He might drink. And when she addressed Him and said that the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans, the wise Creator diverted her by the sweetness of His words rather to seek of Him the everlasting water, which, when she received it, she proclaimed to all, saying: Come and see the Knower of things hidden, God Who is come in the flesh to save man. Doxasticon (Glory of the Stichera) of Vespers of Friday of the Samaritan woman

Though He is the uncircumscribed God, and thou He is by nature God and the Lord of all, for our sake He as a mortal was circumscribed in the flesh. And thus, while He stood within the temple's court, He poured forth for all mankind divine sayings which course with life as He addressed all: Be ye purified in your souls; quench the burning heart of the passions consuming fire. Let no one be deprived of this draught, for on him that doth drink do I bestow the divine grace of an immortal and better life. And he shall share with Me, the Creator, in the Kingdom, and thus be glorified. Stichera from Vespers of Monday of the Samaritan Woman (Pentecostarion).

When He Who sees [all] observed the reasoning of the wise woman
   And the faith of her heart, straightway He answered
   The woman: "The One Whom you call 'Messiah," Whom the prophets
Prophesied would come at this time, you see and even hear His voice.
   I am the One, I Whom you see, and
   Whom you hold in the center of your heart.
   Loving you, I have come to attract you to Me and to save you.
Now announce this to all those who wish to be saved
   in the city of Sichar,
   To your relatives and fellow citizens; and all come together
   Who are filled with Exceeding great joy and redemption.
Kontakia of Romanos, Vol. 1, On the Woman of Samaria

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