The Origins and Traditions of the Dormition Fast

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1–August 14.  The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. We find a clear reference to the Dormition fast in a conversation of Leo the […]

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Holy Week and Pascha Services 2017

Saturday April 8 – Saturday of Lazarus: Orthros 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy 9:00 AM Sunday April 9 – Palm Sunday Orthros and Blessing of Palms 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM Bridegroom Service 7PM Monday April 10 – Holy Monday Presanctified Liturgy 6M Bridegroom Service 7PM Tuesday April 11 – Holy Tuesday Presanctified Liturgy 6AM Bridegroom Service 7PM Wednesday April 12 – Holy Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy […]

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The Dormition Fast Has Started

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1–August 14. History The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. St. Symeon of Thessalonica writes: “The fast in August [Dormition fast] was established in honor […]

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The Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Come join us for the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist this Friday and Saturday. The schedule is as follows:   Friday August 28: Vespers with Lity and Artoklasia 6PM Saturday August 29: Orthros 8AM followed by Divine Liturgy 9AM Saturday is also a strict fasting day.   To learn more about the feast itself click on […]

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