Well, well, well…

The nameless woman at Jacob’s Well is our Lenten guide today. Read her story at John 4:5-30 One spectrum of Christian tradition dwells on the early part of the conversation – Jesus offering “living water” to one parched by errant ways. Another spectrum of the tradition celebrates the outcome – this woman becomes the firstContinue reading “Well, well, well…”

Meet St. Photini, The Samaritan Woman

In correspondence with an Orthodox priest some years ago, I was fascinated to learn that the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman was well commemorated on her saint’s feast day. This gospel character that is often painted in misogynist terms from the pulpit is actually regarded by the ancient church as St Photini, “theContinue reading “Meet St. Photini, The Samaritan Woman”