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.

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Metropolitan Jonah Paffhausen serves in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). He was the founding Abbott of St. John Monastery in Manton, California where he ministered primarily to young men and others scarred by the secularism and spiritual violence of the age. He currently serves near Washington, DC.