5th Sunday of Pascha
The Samaritan Woman

"Choir Cues"
15 / 28 May 2000
Tone 4

The Liturgical Calendar (St. John of Kronstadt Press) specifies a special service for this day (service 4B9 in the SJOKP Order of Divine Services).

The order for Troparia and Kontakia are fixed.

Readings: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 John 4:5-42

St. Pachomius the Great, founder of coenobitic monasticism St. Isaiah, Bishop and Wonderworker of Rostov; The slain Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow; St. Achilles, Bishop of Larissa; St. Euphrosynus, Abbot, Wonderworker of Pskov, and his disciple St. Serapion; St. Isaiah, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves; St. Pachomius, Abbot, and St. Silvanus, of Nerekhra; St. Demetrius, prince-prisoner, of Uglich (Vologda); New Martyrs Archbishop Pachomius of Chernigov (1938), his brother Archbishop Avercius (1927, their father Priest Nicholas Kedrov (1936), and their brother-in-law Priest Vladimir Zagarsky (1937); St. Hallvard of Husaby; St. Dymphna; St. Barbarus the Myrrh-gusher of Corfu; St. Andrew the hermit and wonderworker.

3rd Hr: Troparion: of the Resurrection; Glory.... Troparion of Mid- Pentecost. Kontakion: The Samaritan Woman
6th Hr: Troparion of the Resurrection. Glory.... Troparion of Mid= Pentecost. Kontakion: Of MidPentecost

Priest:Blessed is the Kingdom . . .


Priest:Christ is risen from the dead . . . (x 2.5)

Choir:And upon those in the tombs . . .

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)
12 Troparia: 4 of the Resurrection 4 from Ode III of the Canon of the Samaritan Woman; 4 from Ode VI of the Canon of the Feast

Through a tree, Adam was deprived of his home in Paradise; while through the wood of the Cross, the thief went there to dwell. For the one by tasting set aside the commandment of the Maker, while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God crying aloud: Remember me, in Thy Kingdom.

Lifted upon the Cross, Thou O Lord as God, hast both destroyed the power of death and blotted out the handwriting against us. Do Thou Who alone lovest mankind, grant us the repentance of the thief as we serve Thee with faith, O Christ our God, and cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

Crucified and rising from the tomb in power on the third day, with Thyself hast Thou, only Immortal, raised Adam, the first-formed man. Make me also worthy, O Lord, to turn to repentance from my whole heart and with warm faith ever to cry to Thee: Remember me, O Saviour, in Thy Kingdom.

Thou hast torn to pieces on the Cross, the handwriting against us and counted among the dead, Thou hast bound yonder tyrant, delivering all from the bonds of hell by Thy Resurrection. Through it we have been enlightened and cry aloud to thee, Lord Who lovest mankind: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

Of Thine own will wast Thou lifted up upon the Tree, O Word. The rocks were rent asunder at the sight thereof, and all creation was agitated, and the dead arose from the tombs as though from sleep.

All the souls of the righteous were loosed from eternal bonds when they beheld Thee come unto Hades with Thy soul, O Word, and they praised Thy sovereign power, which surpasseth the mind.

An angel shining like lightning spake unto the myrrh-bearers: Why are ye astonished? Why do ye bring myrrh and seek the Master in the grave, O ye women? He is risen, and hath raised the world up with Himself.

Since Thou art Life and the Well-spring of immortality, Thou didst sit down at the well, O Compassionate One, and didst fill with Thy supremely wise waters the Samaritan woman who besought Thee and praised Thee.

O Jesus, Who takest care for all the ends of the earth, Thou wentest up to the temple at Mid-feast, as John doth cry, and taughtest the multitudes the word of truth.

Thou didst accomplish the work of the Father and didst confirm Thy words by Thy deeds, for Thou didst perform healings and signs, O Saviour, raising the paralytic, cleansing lepers, and resurrecting the dead.

The beginningless Son received a beginning and became man, taking upon Himself what is proper to our nature. And at Mid-feast He taught and said: Hasten ye unto the ever-flowing Spring, that ye may draw forth life.

We praise Thee who didst remain a virgin after giving birth; thee alone do we glorify as both Virgin and Mother, O pure Maiden, Bride of God; for from thee God truly became incarnate and thus quickened us.

Troparion for the Resurrection (Tone 4) Having learned the joyful proclamation / of the Resurrection from the angel, / and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, / the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: / Death is despoiled / and Christ God is risen, / granting to the world great mercy

Troparion of Mid-Pentecost (Tone 8) In the midst of the Feast, give Thou my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of piety; / for Thou, O Saviour, didst cry out to all: / Whosoever is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. / Wherefore, O Well-spring of life, Christ, our God, / Glory be to Thee.

Glory . . .

Kontakion for the Samaritan Woman (Tone 8) Having come to the well in faith, / the Samaritan woman saw Thee, the Water of Wisdom, / whereof having drunk abundantly, she, the renowned one, / inherited the kingdom on high for ever.

Both now and ever . . .

Kontakion of MidPentecost (Tone 4) (Special Melody: "O Thou Who wast lifted up...) In the midst of the Judaic feast, Thou didst say to those present, O Christ God, Master and Creator of all: Come ye, and receive the Water of immortality. Wherefore, we fall down before Thee, crying out in faith and saying: Grant us Thy mercy and compassion; for Thou art the well-spring of our life..

The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone

O chant unto our God, chant ye / chant unto our King, chant ye.

Vs/ Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing. (Ps. 46:1)

Epistle:(Acts 11:19-26, 29-30)

Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

The Alleluia in the 4th Tone (Pause before the first verse)

Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously and be king, because of truth and meekness and righteousness.

Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Gospel: John 4:4-42

At THAT TIME JESUS COMETH TO a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. {6} Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. {7} There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. {8} (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) {9} Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. {10} Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. {11} The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? {12} Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? {13} Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: {14} But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. {15} The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. {16} Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. {17} The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: {18} For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. {19} The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. {20} Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. {21} Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. {22} Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. {23} But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. {24} God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. {25} The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. {26} Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. {27} And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? {28} The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, {29} Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? {30} Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. {31} In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. {32} But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. {33} Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? {34} Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. {35} Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. {36} And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. {37} And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. {38} I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. {39} And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. {40} So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. {41} And many more believed because of his own word; {42} And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Instead of "It is truly meet . . .,"

The angel cried . . . Shine! Shine! . . .

Communion Verse

Receive ye the Body of Christ, taste the fountain of immortality.

Praise the Lord from the Heavens, praise Him in the highest.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

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Let God Arise

The Angel Cried

In the Flesh (Exapostilarion of Pascha)

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Priest:In the fear of God . . .

Choir:Blessed is He that cometh . . .

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Priest:O Lord, save Thy people and bless . . .

Choir:Christ is Risen from the dead . . . (x1)

Priest:Always now and ever . . .

Choir:Let our mouths be filled . . .

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Priest:Glory to Thee, O Christ . . .

Choir:Christ is Risen . . . (x3)

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Priest:May He who rose from the dead . . . Christ is Risen! (Indeed He is Risen!) (x3)

Choir:Christ is risen from the dead. . . (x1)

(Tone 8) And unto us He hath given . . .

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