The History of the Small Paraclesis (Supplication) Canon to the Theotokos

There are two forms of the Paraklesis Canon to the Theotokos: the Small Paraklesis which was composed by Theosteriktos the Monk in the 9th century (or some say Theophanes), and the Great Paraklesis. During the majority of the year, only the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos is chanted. However, during the Dormition Fast (August 1—14), […]


The service of the Small Paraklesis (Intercessory Prayer) to the Most Holy Theotokos. (The Service of the Small Paraklesis is chanted in times of distress and sorrow of soul and during the first fourteen days of August)   Priest: Blessed is our God always, now and forever and to the ages of ages.   People: […]