pure repentance

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great canon Saint Andrew

“Like as the potter gives life to his clay, Thou hast bestowed upon me Flesh and bones, breath and life; Today, O my Creator, my Redeemer and My Judge, Receive me a penitent…”

Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

Great Lent

The Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete is chanted the first week of Great Lent and

“is a real introduction to Lent, it sets its tone and spirit, it gives  us—

from the very beginning—the true dimension of repentance.”

Fr Alexander Schmemman : Great Lent: A School of Repentance
Its Meaning for Orthodox Christians