Forty days after the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we come to that feast day of the Church when, accourding to the hymography of the church, Christ "didst fulfill the mystery of Thy dispensation, Thou didst take Thy disciples and ascend the Mount of Olives; and behold, Thou didst pass through the firmament."
Nothing is more elemental to life than water. Water sustains life; all the processes of our bodies are dependent on it. In fact, more than anything else, our bodies are composed of water. To thirst is to desire that which sustains us on the most basic level.