O Great Mystery Sunday, May 29, 2016
Tone IV
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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman: Fifth Sunday of The Pasch
Our venerable mother, the martyred nun, Theodosia.

For the Sunday of the Samaritan Women
Kondakion, Tone VIII
Today, O Christ, our God, * we recall the woman at the well. * Give us too, a living faith, * that we may ever worship you in spirit and in truth.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
When that woman of everlasting memory came to the well, * she found you, the water of wisdom. * Because of her deep faith, you satisfied her thrist completely, O Lord, * and you bestowed on her the kingdom that lasts forever.

Exapostilarion, Tone I
At Jacob's well, O almighty saviour, * you engaged the Samaritan woman in conversation. * And although of old it was you who made water gush forth from solid rock for the Hebrews, * you now asked this woman for water. * And you brought her to believe in you, O Christ, * so that now she enjoys the eternal kingdom on high.

For Theodosia
Troparion, Tone IV
By enduring the horrendous struggle of martyrdom with dignity and peace of soul, * you showed the world your dedication to Christ, O holy virgin. * Confounding the tyrant, Copronymus, by your patience in suffering, * with the sword of faith you disgraced the foe who endlessly assails us. * As the beloved spouse of Christ and the favored temple of the Holy Spirit, * you now enjoy the glory of the heavenly bridal chambers, * and there you pray for all who revere you.

Kondakion, Tone II
Suffering and pain brought you peace and tranquility, O holy mother, * for in your very blood you drowned the obscene enemy of the church of Christ. * Because of your courage and faithfulness, * you are worth of all praise, * so that now you rejoice with the legions of heaven, * sheltering all those who hold fast to your memory.

Blessed is the kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit both now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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