Monday, April 03, 2006

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Just a reminder that we will be celebrating the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, with the reading of the life of St. Mary of Egypt, at St. Herman's this Wednesday at the usual time of 7pm.

For those who can't make it for some reason (like because they live in Vancouver, for example) or for those who have either a holy or an insane desire to stand and repent for twice as long as usual, we will also be holding the service at St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Mission in Vancouver at Peter and Judy's house on Thursday at 7pm.

9 comments:

pasivirta said...

and afterwards, you should all come over to my house!
Its my birthday, so now you have a good excuse to come over.

elizabeth said...

happy birthday dave!

i'm confused though -- i thought the canon of andrew was only for the first week of lent? i guess not... (?)

Simply Victoria said...

what day is your birthday? on that very same day?

pasivirta said...

yes, wed. april 5.

kimberley said...

vic, do you ever look like your daughter in that pic. !!

Fr. Justin (Edward) said...

Elizabeth: "The Great Canon of St Andrew is read each year as part of the ascetic labour of the Great Fast (Lent). Divided into four portions, these are read during the services of Great Compline on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings of the First Week ('Pure/Clean Week') of the Fast. The whole Canon is then read in its entirety on Thursday of the Fifth Week (actually read 'in anticipation' on Wednesday evening)."

elizabeth said...

Oh... thanks! right...

that 5th week... i had heard of that; nice... thanks for the info; much appreciated!

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MatDonna said...

I think Fr. Lawrence said the usual Russian practice is to do it on Thursdays, while the Antiochians and Greeks do it on Wednesdays. I think he decided to go with the Wednesday practice this year because Wednesday services of one kind or another have now become such a regular, well-established feature of St. Herman's life. In fact I believe that is also why we will return to having Wednesday vespers and study right away after Pascha in Bright Week this year.