THE SERVICE OF THE GREAT CANON AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
The Service of Great contrite Canon by St. Andrew from Jerusalem and Archbishop of Crete was held at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Wednesday afternoon, March 28/April 10, 2019. The Great Canon poetically presents a great number of people and events from the Old and New Testament, lives of righteous, prophets, kings and Israeli laity, either as an example to imitate or avoid, as well as an example of repentance.
This Canon is chanted in parts daily at the Service of the Great Compline in the 1st Week of the Holy and Great Lent to help the faithful towards contrition and repentance.
The Service was led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa, under the chanting of the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos with the help of Archdeacon Mark and the Patriarchal School of Zion students.