This is the classic canon of repentance, chanted in parts over the first four days of the Lenten Fast and in its entirety on the Thursday of the fifth week. The full text of the life of our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt is also given, as read liturgically during Matins on the Thursday of the fifth week. Traditional English translation. This second edition uses the translation of Bishop Kallistos Ware and Mother Mary for the canon text. The Canon of St Andrew of Crete is a treasure from the Lenten worship services of the Orthodox Christian Church.