The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Instead of “O come let us worship…” sing “Christ is risen…” three times.

Beatitude Verses: Resurrection 4,  Ode 3 Samaritan Woman 4; Ode 6 Mid-Pentecost 4:

 
1. By the tree was Adam forced to depart from paradise; but by the Tree of the Cross was 
the thief made to dwell in paradise.  For the one by tasting, broke the commandment of 
the creator; while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God, crying out: 
Remember me in Thy kingdom!
 
2. O Thou Who alone art immortal, Who wast crucified and as almighty didst arise from 
the tomb on the third day, and hast raised up Adam, the first created: Vouchsafe that I 
also may turn to repentance with my whole heart, and may ever cry out to Thee with 
fervent faith: Remember me, O Savior, in Thy kingdom!
 
3. Truly, Christ hath risen!  And the sepulcher beareth witness to you, O violators of the 
Law; for leaving His grave-clothes behind, He arose on the third day, though the stone 
was sealed and a watch stood before the tomb.  Hades hath been made captive; death hath 
been slain!  Christ hath not been stolen!  Believe with us in the resurrection!
 
4. O ye faithful, let us entreat Him who hath risen from the dead, hath made captive the 
dominion of hades, and wast seen by the myrrh-bearing women and said to them: 
“Rejoice!”, that He deliver from corruption the souls of us who ever cry out to Him with 
the voice of the noble thief: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!
 
5.  Of Thine own will wast Thou lifted up upon the Tree, O Word.  The rocks were rent 
asunder at the sight thereof, and all creation was agitated, and the dead arose from the 
tombs as though from sleep.
 
6.  All the souls of the righteous were loosed from eternal bonds when they beheld Thee 
come unto Hades with Thy soul, O Word, and they praised Thy sovereign power, which 
surpasseth the mind.
 
7.  An Angel shining like lightning spake unto the myrrh-bearers:  Why are ye 
astonished?  Why do ye bring myrrh and seek the Master in the grave, O ye women?  He 
is risen, and hath raised the world up with Himself.
 
8.  Since Thou art Life and the Well-spring of immortality, Thou didst sit down at the 
well, O Compassionate One, and didst fill with Thy supremely wise waters the Samaritan 
woman who besought Thee and praised Thee.
 
9.  O Jesus, Who takest care for all the ends of the earth, Thou wentest up to the temple 
at Mid-feast, as John doth cry, and taughtest the multitudes the word of truth.
 
10.  Thou didst accomplish the work of the Father and didst confirm Thy words by Thy 
deeds, for Thou didst perform healings and signs, O Savior, raising the paralytic, 
cleansing lepers, and resurrecting the dead.
 
11.  The beginningless Son received a beginning and became man, taking upon Himself 
what is proper to our nature.  And at Mid-feast He taught and said: Hasten ye unto the 
ever-flowing Spring, that ye may draw forth life.
 
12.  We praise Thee who didst remain a virgin after giving birth; thee alone do we glorify 
as both Virgin and Mother, O pure Maiden, Bride of God; for from thee God truly 
became incarnate and thus quickened us.
 
Troparia
 
Tone 4:  Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, * 
and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, * the women disciples of the Lord spake 
to the apostles exultantly: * Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, * granting to the 
world great mercy.
 
Glory… Both now… Tone 8:  In the midst of the feast, give Thou my thirsty soul to 
drink of the waters of piety; for Thou, O Savior, didst cry out to all: Whosoever is thirsty, 
let him come to Me and drink.  Wherefore, O Well-spring of life, Christ our God, glory 
be to Thee.
 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto

our King, chant ye.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader:  O chant unto our God, chant ye
Choir:  Chant unto our King, chant ye.

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles:

[Acts 11:19-26,29-30]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king, because of truth and

meekness and righteousness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

 

Gospel [John 4:5-42]

 

Kontakia:

 

Tone 8: Having come to the well in faith, the Samaritan woman saw Thee, the Water of

Wisdom, whereof having drunk abundantly, she, the renowned one, inherited the

kingdom on high forever.

 

Glory… Both now… Tone 4:  In the midst of the Judaic feast, Thou didst say to those

present, O Christ God, Master and Creator of all: Come ye, and receive the water of

immortality.  Wherefore, we fall down before Thee, crying out in faith and saying: Grant

us Thy mercy and compassion; for Thou art the Well-spring of our life.

 

Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the

Canon of the feast, first Tone:

               Refrain:  The angel cried unto her that is full of grace: Rejoice, O pure Virgin!

And again I say, rejoice!  For thy Son is risen from the grave on the third day, and hath

raised the dead, O ye people, be joyful!

               Irmos:   Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon

thee; dance now and be glad, O Zion, and do thou exult, O pure Theotokos, in the arising

of Him Whom thou didst bear.

 

Copyright notice