Links to Lenten Lectionary, Great Compline, Great Canon, Prayer of St Ephrem, Life of St Mary of Egypt in multiple formats.
The MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT THE GREAT CANON
Explanation of the Canon liturgical format
Short Explanation of the Great Canon
Themes of the Great Canon.
Full Text of the Great Canon as chanted on 5 days of Great Lent
Biography of St Andrew
Various questions and answers about important services in Great Lent.
The “Prayer of St Ephrem” is ubiquitous during Great Lent, and is used in all weekday services, and in prayers at home. This prayer is much like the “Our Father”, in the following way. When the disciples asked the Lord to teach them to pray, He told them to “pray in this way”, and… Continue reading O Lord and Master of my life. The Prayer of St Ephrem explained
LISTEN NOW In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, / Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. / Wherefore, we also like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, / cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: / Hosanna in the highest, // blessed is He that cometh in the… Continue reading Prayers of the Church – Lazarus Sat and Palm Sunday Troparion
LISTEN NOW O Lord and Master of my life, a spirit of idleness, despondency, ambition, idle talking give me not. But rather a spirit of chastity, humble-mindedness, patience, and love bestow up me Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my failings and not condemn my brother; for blessed art Thou… Continue reading Prayers of the Church:Prayer of St Ephrem – catechetical talk
LISTEN NOW Before Thy cross, we bow down and worship, and Thy holy resurrection, we glorify. If the “LISTEN NOW” link does not work, copy this URL into your browser:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church-lenten-prayers_2008-03-27+before-thy-cross.m3u If this file does not work for you, try the direct link to the actual mp3 file:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church-lenten-prayers_2008-03-27+before-thy-cross.mp3 RSS feed of Catechism talks:http://feeds.feedburner.com/OrthodoxChristianCatecheticalTalks Archive of Audio… Continue reading Prayers of the Church:Before Thy Cross – catechetical talk
All the demon chiefs of the passions have plowed on my back, and long has their tyranny over me lasted(Great Canon, Ode 2, Troparion 12, Clean Monday) We read this troparion tonight, in the first of four nights of serving the Great Canon service. Unfortunately, in our church, few heard it. This is one of… Continue reading The Great Canon, Monday of Clean Week: All the demon chiefs of the passions
LISTEN NOW Psalm 136By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and we wept when we remembered Sion. Alleluia. Upon the willows in the midst thereof did we hang our instruments. Alleluia. For there, they that had taken us captive asked us for words of song;And they that had led us away asked us… Continue reading Audio talk on: Prayers of the church, Lenten Prayers, By The Waters of Babylon, Psalm 136