The Samaritan Woman in the Liturgy of Lent

Posted March 24, 2017 5:41 pm by Gregory DiPippo

The Samaritan Woman in the Liturgy of Lent

In the lectionaries of the various Latin rites, one of the most prominent Gospels of the Lenten season is that of the Samaritan woman who spoke to Christ at the well of Jacob (St John 4, 5-42). Although the Roman, Ambrosian and Byzantine Rites each read this Gospel on a different day, it appears in all three as a lesson of particular importance for the preparation of those who will be baptized at Easter or Pentecost.In the Roman Rite, it is read on the Friday of the third week, joined with one of the most important epistles of Lent, Numbers

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