Posts Tagged: lent

St Mary of Egypt, oh my!

Matins with the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete and the reading of the life of St Mary of Egypt. Every year I tell myself I shouldn’t go to this service and most years I go anyway. I griped about it in 2005 and 2009, and briefly in 2011; I’ll use the two 2005 posts,

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Blame

(Repost from 2008 but relevant every year.) Here is a very good blog post about the Liturgy of the Presanctified. First Friday. With the story of the Fall, one of my favourite bits of Genesis: Genesis 2:20-3:20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of

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Mary (more than one)

I’m not going to rant elaborately about St Mary of Egypt, because I did it twice in 2005 and again in 2009 (on my now defunct blog). Let it suffice that it was, if anything, a somewhat worse experience than I remembered/expected but I was glad I went. It’s mostly the Great Canon that irks

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