The first of August on the New Calendar begins the two-week Dormition Fast, when we prepare to celebrate the Falling Asleep of the Most Holy Theotokos. During this month we also celebrate three different Feasts of the Savior: The Transfiguration of Our Lord (6 NS/19 OS), along with the lesser feasts of The Procession of the Cross (1 NS/14 OS) and the Translation of the Image "Not Made by Hands" (16 NS/29 OS). Below are some great resources to help you have a profitable fast and prepare to celebrate these feasts with your family.
Read on for resources, ideas, activities and recipes to enrich your family's Holy Week experience. However much you choose to do, it is a week of careful prayer and preparation for the Feast of Feasts; be sure you leave everyone with energy for a joyful Pascha!Read more
The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple officially ends our Christmas observances with the infant Christ being brought into the Temple on his 40th day and his encounter with the prophet Simeon. In spiritual terms, we have left Christmas and now turn our focus to Pascha.Read more