Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Dormition Fast Begins

The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, preceded by a two-week fast. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother. It proclaims that Mary has been “assumed” by God into the heavenly kingdom of Christ in the fullness of her spiritual and bodily existence.

Update: Father Kaleeg has finished his term with our parish, he will be greatly missed. Father Andrew will begin his position with our parish on August 31, coming every second week for vespers and liturgy. We are excited to welcome him to St. Aidans.

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