Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Thurs. March 19
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Parma, Ohio
5:00 p.m.: Simple Meal
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Great Canon
Join us in a deeply-moving, once-a-year Lenten experience on Thursday, March 19, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1900 Carlton Rd., Parma, Ohio. 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 experience God's mercy. (New this year: we will follow the tradition of reading of the life of St. Mary of Egypt.) Simple Lenten food will be available 5:00-6:00 p.m. and the Canon will begin at 6:00 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 3.5 hours. Please RSVP by Monday, March 16, to 440-834-0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how much food and how many booklets to prepare.