Posts Tagged: mary of egypt

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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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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