The Service of the Great Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos

The Great Supplicatory Canon is chanted during the first fourteen days of August during the Fast of the Theotokos (Mother of God), alternately with the┬áSmall Paraklesis. It is also be chanted in every tribulation and in sorrow of the soul. The priest:┬áBlessed is our God always, now and forever and unto the ages of ages. […]

The History of the Great Paraklesis (Supplication) Canon to the Theotokos

The Authorship and Origins of the Great Paraklesis Canon Regarding the Great Supplication Service, we have sufficient testimony to its authorship. The poet was Theodore II Doukas Laskaris, Emperor of Nicaea. He was an emperor in exile who reigned from 1254 to 1258 AD following the fall of Constantinople to the Frankish Crusaders in 1204. […]