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The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

This Thursday we celebrate the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. The canon was written by St. Andrew of Crete as part of his personal meditation and reflects on both the New Testament and the Old Testament in identifying how we should live. The faithful are called to recognize actions to follow and to avoid, which is always good to reflect on during the Great Fast.

This service is known for prostrations. Hundreds of prostrations are made throughout the service as we make a prostration after each troparian. The service also reflects on the life of St. Mary of Egypt.

Are you attending the Great Canon at your local parish? Do you have a favorite line or moment in the service?

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