The Dormition of the Holy Mother of God
Our Summer Pascha
Since August 1, we have been preparing for the great feast of Mary, the Mother of God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
“This period is so rich in opportunities for prayer and worship that it has traditionally been called our “Summer Pascha.” The Transfiguration celebrates Christ as the radiant Light of the Father’s glory while in the Dormition we see Christ, who trampled down Death by His death, take His Mother into the light of His resurrection. In many churches a service resembling the Matins of Holy Saturday is held in which the shroud of the Theotokos is carried in procession to recall her burial.”
The Divine Liturgy will be served on Saturday, August 15, at 5:00 p.m. with the Blessing of Herbs. and Flowers.