Apostle Andronicus of the Seventy and his fellow laborer Junia (1st c.). Venerable Euphrosyne (Princess Eudocia) of Moscow (1407). Martyrs Solochon, Pamphamer, and Pamphalon at Chalcedon (298). St. Stephen, archbishop of Constantinople (893).
Uncovering of the relics (1551) of Venerable Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam) (1549). oSt. Melangell, virgin hermitess of Wales (6th c.) (Celtic & British).
Venerables Nectarius (1550) and Theophanes (1544) of Meteora (Greek).
Venerable Athanasius the New, wonderworker of Christianopolis (18th c.) (Greek). Great-martyr Nicholas of Sophia (1555).
St. Jonah Atamansk, priest of Odessa (1924). The Scripture Readings
John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel) Acts 11:19-26, 29-30
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Kontakion, Tone VIII —
Having come to the well by faith, the Samaritan woman beheld Thee, the Water of Wisdom, of which she drank lavishly, and inherited the kingdom on high, where her praises are sung eternally.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy resurrection, / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the Apostles: / Death is overthrown! / Christ God is risen, / granting the world great mercy!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone IV —
The mystery of all eternity, / unknown even by angels, / through you, O Theotokos, is revealed to those on earth: / God incarnate, by union without confusion. / He voluntarily accepted the cross for us, / by which He resurrected the first-created man, / saving our souls from death.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!
Holy Apostle Andronicus & Cc, Troparion, Tone III —
O holy apostles/ entreat the merciful God// that He grant to our souls remission of transgressions.
Kontakion, Tone II, “Seeking the highest…” —
Let us praise Andronicus, the apostle of Christ,/ the all-radiant star who illumined the nations/ with the light, of divine knowledge,/ and with him the all-wise Junia,/ who shone forth in piety;// and let us cry: Entreat Christ God without ceasing in behalf of our souls!