Looking for a unique Lenten prayer opportunity? Join us for one or more of these Lenten services: (Remember to visit our "Upcoming Events" page for more!)
At the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
1900 Carlton Rd., Parma, Ohio:
The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Thursday, March 14; 5:30 p.m.
Join us in a deeply-moving, once-a-year Lenten experience on Thursday, March 14, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1900 Carlton Rd., Parma, OH. The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete takes us on a journey through the entire Bible, placing us in the shoes of all the penitents of the Old and New Testaments and teaching us from their examples. The hundreds of prostrations unite our body and soul as we repent of our sins and pour ourselves out in love as Christ did on the cross. Simple Lenten food will be available 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the Canon will begin at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to come for all or part of the Canon, whether or not you are physically able to participate in the prostrations. The Canon will last approximately three hours. Please RSVP by Monday, March 11, to 440-834-0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how much food and how many booklets to prepare.
At the Monastery
17485 Mumford Rd., Burton, Ohio:
Saturday, March 16; 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On the fifth Saturday of Lent we pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, a beautiful, poetic service in praise of the Mother of God. The Akathist begins at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a simple lunch. Please RSVP by Monday, March 11 by phone or email.
Wednesday, March 27; 8:30 a.m.
Celebrated only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, the readings and hymns rouse the heart to conversion and vigilance for the coming of the Bridegroom and offer strength to His Bride the Church as we journey with Him in His passion. The service begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a light breakfast. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 20 by phone or email.