Sunday May 26, 2019 / May 13, 2019
Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman. Tone four.
The Scripture ReadingsJohn 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel)
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Kontakion, Tone VIII —
Having come to the well by faith, the Samaritan woman beheld Thee, the Water of Wisdom, of which she drank lavishly, and inherited the kingdom on high, where her praises are sung eternally.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy resurrection, / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the Apostles: / Death is overthrown! / Christ God is risen, / granting the world great mercy!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone IV —
The mystery of all eternity, / unknown even by angels, / through you, O Theotokos, is revealed to those on earth: / God incarnate, by union without confusion. / He voluntarily accepted the cross for us, / by which He resurrected the first-created man, / saving our souls from death.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!
Holy Martyr Glyceria, Troparion, in Tone IV —
Thy ewe-lamb Glyceria crieth out to Thee with a loud voice, O Jesus:/ "I love Thee, O my Bridegroom,/ and, seeking Thee, I pass through many struggles:/ I am crucified and buried with Thee in Thy baptism,/ and suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee;/ I die for Thee that I might live with Thee./ As an unblemished sacrifice accept me,/ who sacrifice myself with love for Thee// By her supplications save Thou our souls, in that Thou art merciful.
Kontakion, Tone III, "Today the Virgin..." —
Loving Mary, the Virgin Theotokos,/ thou didst preserve thy virginity uncorrupted; and burning with love for the Lord,/ thou didst suffer with manly mind even unto death,// Wherefore, O virgin martyr, Christ God hath crowned thee with a twofold crown.