The Penance and the Patience is the debut EP by Australianrock band Closure in Moscow, released on 18 April 2008 through Taperjean Records. The band advertised the EP as an 'albumette'.
The EP was originally only released in Australia, New Zealand and Japan through Taperjean Records. It was also available for import to overseas countries through Fist2Face, and through the iTunes Store as a worldwide digital download. The albumette debuted at #13 on the Australian Independent Record (AIR) album charts. It has received over one million MySpace plays and earned the band a mention in Alternative Press, as one of the "100 Bands You Need to Know in 2009".