Dormition Fast & August

Diocesan Assembly 2019

The first half of August in the Orthodox Church (Aug. 1-14) is set aside as a special season of fasting and reflection. The two-week Dormition Fast precedes the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, which we celebrate on August 15 every year. This season of fasting is punctuated not only with several important festal remembrances, but also with special services recalling the testimony of the Virgin Mary as the first Christian! In addition, the entire month of August is a time of transition as we move from summertime into the “school year.”

We invite you to our parish and look forward to greeting you for our Sunday Liturgy, our fellowship meal following Liturgy, and at other parish events. See our online calendar here. And enjoy parish photos (below) from parish events in July and our Diocesan Assembly (July 23-26.)


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