PARMA EVENT IS CANCELLED, BUT WE WILL LIVE STREAM!
Monday, March 23, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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After some opening prayers, we will begin on p. 6
About the Great Canon:
A canon is one of the elements of the daily liturgical service of Matins, or Morning Prayer. It is made up of nine sections called odes, based on nine biblical canticles (songs). The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is an extra-long canon of repentance that is prescribed to be prayed in portions during the first week of the Great Fast, and in full on the Thursday morning of the 5th week of the Fast. This year, the Great Canon is transferred to Tuesday morning because of the feast of the Annunciation. We will pray it on Monday evening so that more people will be able to pray with us. The Great Canon's hundreds of prostrations unite our body and soul as we repent of our sins and experience God’s mercy. It is also tradition to read the life of St. Mary of Egypt in two parts during the Great Canon. Listening to St. Mary of Egypt's story of repentance is one of the most moving aspects of the Great Canon. We hope you can join us for the live stream and pray with us, for all or part of the canon.
Unless your knees are in perfect shape, we advise you to make your prostrations on carpet or a rug! Don't hurt yourself! Only do as many prostrations as you reasonably can! And be sure to stretch afterward. We recommend that you set up your own icon and candle (if you don't already have an icon corner) to place next to your computer screen, so that you are prostrating toward the Lord in your own icon. We look forward to praying with you!