We invite you to pray the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete with us this Thursday evening at 6:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern Time via our live stream on our Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view. Simply visit our Facebook page and click on the currently streaming video.
The Great Canon is prayed each year on the 5th Thursday of the Great Fast. The hundreds of prostrations unite our body and soul as we repent of our sins and experience God’s mercy. As is tradition, we will also read the powerful life story of St. Mary of Egypt. This epic Lenten service is a favorite for many who have experienced it! It will help propel you into the final days of the Fast and into Great & Holy Week.
Here is the service booklet if you would like to follow along. We will not be praying the Canon in the context of Matins but rather praying it in the evening (so that more people can pray it with us), so we will begin with some opening prayers and then with Psalm 50 on p. 6; we will also skip the other portions of Matins that come near the end of the booklet.