Visiting Jacob’s Well

Visiting Jacob’s Well

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This morning, we visited Jacob’s well in Palestinian territory. This is the well where Christ talked to the Samaritan woman who became Saint Photini.  We saw Jacob’s well and the vase that Saint Photini used to carry water.  The original well is still functioning, and Saint Photini’s relics are still present.

Pilgrims receiving water from Jacob's WellThe significance of this story and place lies, as Father Steve told us, in Christ  breaking down the barrier between the sacred and the profane.  Speaking to a woman who had been married 5 times and who was not a Jew, was unheard of and an example of God’s love.  As Father Steve explains,  “Every point in space intersects infinity, and every moment in time intersects eternity….therefore proving the omnipresence of the Spirit.” He also reminded us, “We were called to be unique beings, but not cut off from each other.”

Off to the next destination.

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Nick Mavrick

Nick Mavrick served on the OCN Board of Directors. The OCN Board consists of volunteers, who are also donors, and are passionate about giving back to the Orthodox Church. We welcome other volunteers to join us.