Saturday, February 4, 2023

Save the Date: the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and Bridegroom Matins


Glory to Jesus Christ!

As the Great Fast is quickly approaching, we'd like to invite you to a couple of specific opportunities to pray with us in the coming months, so please save these dates. We'd also be very glad if you would invite your friends and family to pray these services with us. 

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete:

Join us for the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete on the evening of Thursday, March 23rd, 2023. Keep an eye out for an announcement with more details, including the location as well as a schedule for the evening. 

The hundreds of prostrations in this service 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 hopefully be available. 

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 keep an eye out for a further post with more details as well as the opportunity to RSVP. 

Bridegroom Matins on Great and Holy Wednesday

We invite you to join us for Bridegroom Matins, our patronal commemoration, on Great & Holy Wednesday, April 5th, at 8:00 a.m. in our monastery chapel.

The readings and hymns of this service 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. 

A light breakfast will follow.

Please keep an eye out for the opportunity to RSVP for this event as well. 

Other Opportunities:

We'll be praying the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts on Clean Monday and on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast in our monastery chapel. Please check the Liturgy and Events Schedule tab above for times and updates to confirm we're able to have it at the monastery. 

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