Photini at the Well
Photini, Christ, the Disciples Photini was a Samaritan woman and Jesuswas a Jew. During those times, these peoplewere enemies. When Jesus spoke to Photini,it was practically forbidden in society. His wordsand actions towards her teach us about God’s love
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for races and genders.Samaritans were a mixed race and traditional enemies with the Jews. The Samaritansworshipped the God of Israel and were awaiting a redeemer, they accepted only the first5 books of the Old Testament (The Pentateuch) as their Scriptures. The Samaritans builttheir own temple on Mt Gerizim, which the Jews destroyed in 128 BC.
The Lord is thirsty from His journey, which shows He was fully human like us, and Hestops at a well for a drink. There He meets Photini and through a conversation, He revealsto her that He can offer Her living water that will prevent her from being thirsty ever again.She doesn’t understand at first but she says to Jesus that she knows the Messiah, who iscalled Christ, is coming. Jesus says to her, “I who speak to you am He.” Photini becamethe first evangelist to proclaim to the Samaritans that Jesus was the Christ!
A well in Samaria, the region to the North, between Judea and Galilee.This well was located at the foot of Mount Gerizim, and is still a placetoday where pilgrims can drink. Often known as Jacob's Well in Sychar.
This happened at the 6
hour, or noon.
John 4: 1-30
The Church remembers St Photinion March 20.
Jesus shows us that He is GodGod takes our ordinary thinkingand helps us to understand who He isGod revealed His identity to a woman.God’s use of women to share Hisgood newsGod revealed His identity to adifferent race.God has come to save everyone
YOUTH CAMP 2007