TOC-Kallinikos

Updated: 9/5. Photos from Festal Celebrations in Piraeus (TOC-Kallinikos)

Updated: 9/2. Wrote “Birthgiver of Christ” (Christotokos) instead of “Birthgiver of God” (Theotokos). Sorry!
Photos from festal celebrations in Russia (TOC-R).

Eastern Orthodox Christians all over the world celebrate the feast of the Dormition (“falling-asleep”) of the Ever-Virgin Mary, the Birthgiver of God (Gk. Theotokos) today.

From August 14-28th (as reckoned according to New Style, which corresponds with August 1-15th Old Style), Orthodox abstained from meat, dairy products, and fish and restricted their eating depending on their local guidelines. Celebration of liturgy is usually followed by festal eating to mark the end of the fast.

The Feast of the Dormtion (August 28th New Style, also known as August 15 Old Style) commemorates Mary’s peaceful repose and her body taken up into heaven after her burial. It is considered one of the twelve holiest days of the Church year. We will update this page with festal images from around the world as they come.

August 28, 2012

Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos- Updated

Updated: 9/5. Photos from Festal Celebrations in Piraeus (TOC-Kallinikos) Updated: 9/2. Wrote “Birthgiver of Christ” (Christotokos) instead of “Birthgiver of God” (Theotokos). Sorry! Photos from festal […]
August 19, 2012

Updated: Around the World, Orthodox Christians Celebrate the Transfiguration

Around the world, Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ today, a commemoration of Jesus Christ’s appearance to His disciples as a radiant […]
August 18, 2012

GOC-K Decides to Resume Discussions with SiR

On the 4th/17th of July, 2012, meeting of the Holy Synod of the GOC-K, which Holy Synod is under the presidency of Archbishop Kallinkos, it was […]
August 12, 2012

TOC-Kallinikos News: Festal Celebration and Leadership in the Economic Crisis

There have been a couple of events of note in the True Orthodox Church of Greece (under Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens). On July 27 (New Style) […]