In St. Stephen Metropolitan Church in Paris, the Protosyncellus of the Holy Metropolis of France, Bishop Maximos of Melitene, officiated yesterday on Sunday of the Samaritan woman.
In his sermon the Bishop underlined, among other things: “We do not know how to quench our thirst, we are never happy. Let us pray for us to find what Saint Photini the Samaritan woman has discovered and never thirst again; instead she lived quenched by God’s Grace. We are slaves of this world because we have never tasted the Grace of God. We are attached to our living needs, everyday life, as if we are going to live forever. But, some day, we will give up this futile world. So, why so much avarice? What is this water that the Lord gives us, and we cannot taste it? May we fall on our knees praying with a pure heart to the Lord, to lead us to this spring of living water?”
Protopresbyter Father Panagiotis Xenitellis, Bishop of the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Stephen, concelebrated with the Bishop of Melitene.