Thursday, April 2, 2009
The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Detail of Fresco showing Christ and St. Peter, from Gracanica Monastery (http://www.srpskoblago.org/Archives/Gracanica/exhibits/digital/s3-e5w5/s3-e5w5-10.html)
Kontakion, tone 6:My soul, my soul, arise! Why are you sleeping? The end is drawing near, and you will be confounded. Awake, then, and be watchful, that Christ our God may spare you, Who is everywhere present and fills all things.
The full Canon is available here: http://www.orthodox.net/greatlent/great-canon-fifth-week.html.
Icon of St. Andrew of Crete (taken from: http://christopherklitou.com/icon_4_july_andrew_of_crete.htm)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!