The Great Canon of St Andrew, Bishop of Crete, is the longest canon in all of Orthodox services, and is associated with Great Lent.
Clean Monday. Learn more about the day and about the general rules of the fasting season of Great Lent.
On this day, the fifth Sunday of the Fast, we are enjoined to celebrate the memory of our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt.
Synaxarion for the Saturday of the First Week of the Great Lent.
Catechetical Homily at the opening of Holy nad Great Lent 2021
Clean Monday and General Rules for the Lenten Fast.
Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Great Lent 2019
On the same day, the Fourth Sunday of the Fast, we celebrate the memory of our Holy Father John, the author of The Ladder.
The Ladder of Divine Ascent is an ascetical treatise on avoiding vice and practicing virtue so that at the end, salvation can be obtained.
On this day, the Third Sunday of the Great Lent, we celebrate the Veneration of the Honorable and Life-Giving Cross.