Dormition Fast and Feast - August 1st - 15th
Every year the Orthodox Church sets aside the first fourteen days of August in honor of the Virgin Mary. This fast period begins on August 1st and peaks on August 15th, when the Church gathers to celebrate the great feast of the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos. We will celebrate the feast Tues. Aug 14th with Great Vespers 7:00 p.m. and Wed. Aug. 15th Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. On this feast we traditionally bless fragrant herbage, flowers, and seed. Please be attentive to this final major feast of the liturgical year!