Synaxarion for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
On this day, the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the conversation of the Lord with the Samaritan woman.
Synaxis of All our Holy Fathers, Archbishops and Patriarchs of Constantinople
On the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Ecumenical Patriarchate every year celebrates the feast of the Synaxis of All our Holy Fathers, Archbishops and Patriarchs of Constantinople as a memorial.
Excerpts from the Homily on the Samaritan Woman by Saint John Chrysostom
Today, Christ desires to proclaim the struggles of the Samaritan woman, and we must, with this poor word, sail the sea of her feats.
The “Water of Life”
In the Gospel reading for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (4, 5-42), Saint John the Evangelist transports us to a well in Samaria, one hot noontide. Christ had sent His disciples to the nearby town of Sychar to fetch supplies and a local woman came to the well to draw water. Jesus asked her to give Him some water, and then began one of the most revealing dialogues in Scripture.