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Nablus: "Samaritan Sunday" of the Greek-Orthodox people
15 May 2017
On May 14, the faithful recalled, together with Patriarch Theophilus III, the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan woman, in the church that houses Jacob's well.
Photina, from the Greek "bright".
The Greek Orthodox tradition gives this name to the Samaritan woman, protagonist of the encounter with Jesus at Jacob's well, narrated in John's Gospel.
The episode was recalled at Nablus on Sunday, May 14, in the church that still houses that same well.
Greek-Orthodox Parish Priest - Jacob's Well
"Today is a great celebration for all Christians in the world, especially for Orthodox people. Today, all Orthodox churches are reading the same Gospel passage. For this reason, the Patriarch came from Jerusalem together with several priests from [...]