From Monday to Thursday this week, the service consists of the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete.
‘My soul, my soul, rise up.
Why are you sleeping?
The end draws near,
And soon you will be troubled.’
Central to the themes worked out across the 150 odes of Saint Andrew’s Great Canon is that of spiritual awareness of sin, of waking up to our sinfulness and acknowledging it. This is the beginning of repentance, which is why it is so apt that the Great Canon is prayed in this way at the beginning of this season of repentance.
Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete (day 3)