Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

Український Католицький Собор Святого Івана Хрестителя

952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa Ontario, K2C 3K7

Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and Life of St. Mary of Egypt

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (or Canon of Repentance) is a liturgical hymn prayed during the first week of Great Lent, and in its entirety on the fifth Thursday of Great Lent. It fosters a rich meditation on countless biblical examples of sin and repentance.

Of note, this is the longest service in our tradition and involves a large number of prostrations.  This can be physically taxing and naturally, this may not be feasible for all. All are nonetheless invited to come and pray the Great Canon!