Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 13: Midfeast of Pentecost

Today is the midpoint of the fifty days between the Feasts of Pascha and Pentecost. St John tells us (John 7:14) that "in the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the Temple, and taught." This coming Sunday, the Church will commemorate the meeting of our Lord with the Samaritan Woman at the well, which is foreshadowed in the Troparion appointed for this day:

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In the middle of the feast, O Savior,

Fill my thirsting soul with the waters of piety,

As You cried to all:

If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink!

O Christ God, Fountain of life, glory to You!