August 15 NS / 27 OS marks the last great feast of the church year—The Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos. Here are some resources to help you honor the Theotokos in your little church.
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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.
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On March 25 NS/April 7 OS we honor the feast of the Visitation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Theotokos. The Annunciation falls in the middle of Great Lent, and gives us a glimmer of anticipation of the birth of our Savior. Here are some resources to help you celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation with your family!
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The Presentation of the Theotokos is the first feast we celebrate during the season of the Nativity Lent, on November 21 NS/December 4 OS. Read on for ways to prepare for and observe this feast in your little church!
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Educational ideas and resources for celebrating the birth of the Mother of God on September 8 NS/21 OS in the Orthodox Christian tradition.
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