Thursday, March 10
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
1900 Carlton Rd. Parma, OH
5:00-5:45 Dinner in the St. Nicholas Room (see signs)
6:00-9:30 Great Canon in the church, including the reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt and the veneration of her relic and the opportunity for the Mystery of Holy Repentance (Confession)
Join the nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery in a deeply-moving, once-a-year Lenten experience on Thursday, March 10, 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 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. We will also listen to the life of St. Mary of Egypt and venerate her relic. The opportunity for the Mystery of Holy Repentance (Confession) will also be available. A simple Lenten meal will be served 5:00-5:45 p.m., and the Canon will begin at 6:00 p.m. All are invited to come for part or all of the Canon, even if you are not physically able to participate in the prostrations. The duration of the Canon is approximately 3.5 hours. Please RSVP by Monday, March 7, to 440-834-0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org so the nuns know how much food and how many booklets to prepare.