On the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Father Nicholas Karipoff discusses the wonderful conversation that Christ has with the Samaritan Woman at the well. Although this is indeed an actual occurrence, it is possible to look at the story allegorically. Although the woman claims to have no husband it soon emerges she has had no less than five husbands in her time. The five husbands that the Lord talks about with this woman can be taken to mean the five senses – what connects us and enslaves us to the world. When the woman says she has no husband, it is taken to mean that she has no relationship with God. Christ says to her that true worshippers will worship in spirit and in truth.
Nowhere in the Bible will you find that God is called 'kind''— in the Old Testament He is called 'Just' and in the New Testament, He is called 'Love.'
Sermons given by our parish priests, recorded by Jonathan Page.