The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman /Afterfeast of Mid-Pentecost
Great Vespers: Priest: Glory to the Holy. Choir: Amen.
Priest: Christ is risen 2 ½ times. The Choir sings: And upon those in the tombs bestowing life.
Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Resurrection 4; Mid-Pentecost 3 (There is come now the middle of those days); Samaritan Woman 3 (At the sixth hour); G: Samaritan Woman (By Jacob's Well); N: Sunday Dogmatic (The Prophet David, the forefather of God).
Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.
Aposticha: The sticheron of the Resurrection 1 (Having ascended the Cross, O Lord); The Paschal Stichera, with their verses; G: Pentecostarion (When by Thine unfathomable dispensation); N: Pascha (It is the day of resurrection) and Christ is risen x1.
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Mid-Pentecost (In the midst of the feast) x1.
Matins: Choir: Christ is risen x3.
Reader: Glory to God in the highest; and the 6 psalms as usual.
God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Mid-Pentecost (In the midst of the feast).
After each Kathisma, Sessional hymns from the Pentecostarion.
Blessed are the Blameless; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).
Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon in tone of the week.
Matins Gospel 7, John 20:1-10 (§63).
Having beheld the resurrection x3; Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostles; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Jesus having risen; Save, O God, Thy people.
Canon: Pascha (with the 2 Theotokia) 6 Christ is risen from the dead.
Mid-Pentecost (2nd Canon) 4 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
Samaritan Woman 4 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
Irmos & Katavasia: It is the day of resurrection.
After Ode 3, Kontakion (In the midst of the Judaic feast) and Ikos of Mid-Pentecost; Sessional hymn of the Samaritan Woman (Let Heaven joyfully resound and exult now); G/N: Mid-Pentecost (O Sovereign Master and Bestower of wisdom).
After Ode 6, Kontakion (Having come to the well in faith) and Ikos of the Samaritan woman.
At Ode 9, we do not sing More Honorable; but instead we immediately begin the Irmos of the ninth Ode (Shine, shine), with the refrain Christ is risen, and rest as at the previous odes.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Pascha (Having fallen asleep); G:
Samaritan woman (On coming to
Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 6; Samaritan Woman 2 (Let Heaven and earth radiantly rejoice today… and the final two psalm verses: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously and be king, because of truth and meekness and righteousness. & Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity); G: Samaritan Woman (The Well-spring of the principle of life); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday dismissal; after the dismissal: G/N: 7th Gospel Sticheron (Lo! It is dark and very early in the morning); followed by First Hour.
The Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Mid-Pentecost (In the midst of the feast); Kontakion: Samaritan Woman (Having come to the well in faith) & Mid-Pentecost (In the midst of the Judaic feast), alternating.
Liturgy: The beginning, as on
Beatitudes on 12, Tone 4, from the Pentecostarion: 4; Samaritan Woman: 4, from Ode 3; Mid-Pentecost:.4, from Ode 6.
After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection (Having learned the joyful proclamation); Mid-Pentecost (In the midst of the feast) G: Kontakion of the Samaritan Woman (Having come to the well in faith); N: Mid-Pentecost (In the midst of the Judaic feast).
Prokimenon, Tone 3: O chant unto our God, chant ye.
Epistle: Acts 11:19-26,29-30 (§28).
Alleluia, Tone 4.
Gospel: John 4:5-42 (§12).
Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain The angel cried, with the Irmos of the ninth Ode of Pascha (Shine, shine).
Communion Hymn: Receive ye the body of Christ & Praise the Lord from the heavens.
And the rest as on St. Thomas Sunday.