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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 27, 2012

News of the ROCOR-A

PARISH IN VOLOGDA, RUSSIA JOINS ROCA In the Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in the town of Vologda after the Divine Liturgy August 26, Hieromonk […]
August 27, 2012

Breaking: Two New Bishops Received into American Metropolia

Two new Bishops were received into the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles for Canada and North America. Their names […]
August 24, 2012

Video: Resistance Synods Concelebrate for Transfiguration

Concelebrants from the Synod in Resistance, the Old Calendarists of Romania and Bulgaria under Metropolitans Vlasie and Photii of Triaditza.