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.
As much as the Orthodox faith is singular in doctrine and essence, it is at the same time beautifully diverse with many different cultural expressions brought to the festal table. Here we explore the similarities and differences of Paschal traditions among the Slavic and Greek cultures.Read more
Fifty days after Pascha and ten days after the feast of Ascension, we celebrate the feast of Holy Pentecost. The disciples gathered in Jerusalem, awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit, who descended on them as flames of fire, thus beginning the work of the Christian Church. We have gathered some resources to help you prepare to celebrate the feast of Holy Pentecost with your family.Read more
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