August 1, 2020 – Why a Fast for Dormition?

The icon of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos – August 15

Please read this article as today marks the beginning of one of the 4 great fasts of the church year – the Dormition Fast. “It would be a gross understatement to say that much has been written about the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Yet very little has been written about the fast that precedes it.  Every Orthodox Christian is aware and generally knows the reason behind the fasts for Pascha and Christmas. But while they may know of the Dormition Fast, few follow it, and more than a few question why it is there, neither knowing its purpose.” The remainder of this insightful article can be found here.

May God help us all realize “the one thing needful” during these next two weeks.

May God bless you, Father Stephen