Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

The fifth Sunday of Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. The day commemorates the encounter of Christ with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. The biblical story of this event and the dialog between Christ and the woman is found in the Gospel of Saint John 4:5-42.

Sylvia Leontaritis

Sylvia Leontaritis is the author of the children’s book, A POCKETFUL OF SEEDS. Her work has appeared in The Handmaiden journal, the Orthodox Christian Radio Network and Ancient Faith Radio. She is a member of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau. She lives on a small farm with her husband Niko and their three sons, Angelo, Panteleimon and Nektarios. Their family attends services at the two monasteries nearby their home. Visit her on her blog, Adventures of an Orthodox Mom, at