Rorate Caeli

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

For most Eastern Christians (Greek Catholics and Eastern Orthodox) who live according to the Byzantine Rite, Lent started this week. From Monday to Thursday in the first week of Lent, Byzantine-Rite Christians traditionally pray the Great (or Penitential) Canon of Saint Andrew (divided into four portions). The following is a recording of part of the Great Canon as sung yesterday (Thursday) in a Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish in Lviv, Ukraine:



  1. Thanks for posting this, it tugs my heart strings in ways I can't really describe

  2. anyone know where I could find any similar recordings online? There are some english ones but they're really not the same


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