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The Great Canon
The Great Canon

The Great Canon

The Work of St. Andrew of Crete


96 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: February 2017

ISBN 9780884654520

Rights: US & CA

Holy Trinity Publications (Feb 2017)
The Printshop of St Job of Pochaev

Price: $9.95


This is the classic canon of repentance, chanted in parts over the first four days of the Lenten Fast and in its entirety on the Thursday of the fifth week. The full text of the life of our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt is also given, as read liturgically during Matins on the Thursday of the fifth week. Traditional English translation. This second edition uses the translation of Bishop Kallistos Ware and Mother Mary for the canon text. The Canon of St Andrew of Crete is a treasure from the Lenten worship services of the Orthodox Christian Church.

Author Biography

The monks who came to Holy Trinity Monastery from Eastern Europe after World War II inherited a tradition of printing that stretches back almost to the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century. Through the fathers' tireless efforts, the monastery has been printing and publishing Orthodox Christian books for almost sixty-five years. In keeping with the humble spirit required of a monk, books which are written or prepared by members of the monastic brotherhood are published under the general authorship of Holy Trinity Monastery.