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.

Hieromonk Gabriel

The author is a hieromonk of the Russian Orthodox Church. At all times he strives to faithfully transmit the authentic teachings of Holy Orthodoxy. Nevertheless, he also sometimes discusses issues which go beyond the scope of dogma. In such cases his opinions are his own, and he does not claim to speak authoritatively on behalf of the Church.