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The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, and the Wedding of Felicia Ayoub and Randy Livingston - May 29, 2016

posted Sep 27, 2015, 5:34 PM by SaintRaphael WebAdmin   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 8:41 PM ]

On May 29th, we marked the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, whom we have come to know as Photini.. Jesus visited her village of Sychar, to drink from Jacob's well, and He met her there when she came in the middle of the day to draw water - an odd time for a job which would normally have been done in the cooler early morning: this woman was an outcast, who didn't dare come to the well when the rest of the women in the village would have been there, for fear of having to hear their criticism. It was also unusual for men to speak to women who were not in their family, and for a Jew to speak to a Samaritan, who were considered unclean. And yet, Christ saw into her soul, telling her all the details of her life, and she accepted that He was the Promised One, left her buckets and went to the town and told everyone about Christ. It was on the strength of her faith that many were led to belief. 

Later in the day, we celebrated the Wedding of Felicia Ayoub and Randy Livingston in Purcellville. Many Years!


Father Tom reads today's GospelFather holds aloft the cloth which represents the cloud of angels who attend in the Heavenly KingtonYour own of Your own we offer You, from what is already Yours, always and everywhereFather Tom gives the Blessing at the end of the LiturgyThe Bride makes her entranceA candid shot of the newlyweds and Father Tom


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